Please Go Sit Down Somewhere

21 Jan

*Sigh* Ralph Nader said he’s contemplating an ’08 presidential run. According to this Yahoo story, he’ll make up his mind in about a month. I hope he decides to sit this one out. Besides lots of folks blaming him for Democratic losses in the last two presidential elections, I am just not a fan of Nader. At first I thought he was a straight foward, idealistic  outsider who was genuinely for change, but the more I learned about him, the less I liked. I think a lot of folks are equally disenchanted with Nader, so I’m not sure what impact his running might really have. We’ll see how it turns out.

For more info on Nader (past and present), search for him on


Posted by on January 21, 2008 in Uncategorized


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3 responses to “Please Go Sit Down Somewhere

  1. ashleyjohnston

    January 22, 2008 at 9:11 am

    Did a quick search on him. The worst I found on him was that he divided the left. Is there more?

  2. loveisdope

    January 22, 2008 at 11:25 am

    I think it is wonderful, fabulous and absolutely necessary to have someone outside of the two party system running for president, BUT Nader was not getting onto ballots based on his hard work and strong message. Republicans were actually canvasing and getting signatures so that Nader could get on the ballot in certain states…not to mention the money some Republicans were donating to his campaign. Nader acknowledged these things and justified it by saying that it doesn’t matter how he gets on the ballot, just as long as he’s on the ballot and people are given the choice to vote for him. I don’t agree with that. If your campaign is being funded by your rivals, there’s something wrong with that. A true grassroots effort is admirable, that is not. My two cents. Other people take issue with Nader’s sizeable bank account and his business investments, but I’m more appalled by passing off a Republican funded campaign as a grassroots effort. Not that he doesn’t have actual fans, but just be real.

  3. ashleyjohnston

    January 23, 2008 at 10:39 am

    I have been surprised lately by stories about who people don’t take money from. says they don’t take money from CEO’s, or corporations. Obama and Edwards say they don’t take money from lobbyists.

    My view for the longest time was that taking somebody’s money didn’t mean it was a good investment for them, and that you had to take their money to get ahead. Perhaps the right kind of character can choose his clients.

    Perhaps Nader shouldn’t have taken their money, even if they offered it.


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