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Because Florida Progressives Haven’t Been Abused Enough

Corvair & Nader

This just about puts the cherry on top for Democratic voters in Florida, having Ralph Nader round up the cash from wingnut donors to run for President again, and, no, I didn’t accidentally misspell anything on the graphic.

OTOH, since Democrats have already conceded Florida, we don’t have to listen to that crap again.

11 comments

1 Michael { 02.24.08 at 2:36 pm }

Is he actually likely to get on enough state ballots to matter?

2 Bryan { 02.24.08 at 3:06 pm }

He only has to get on the big states to matter, and most states have rather loose requirements, figuring the filing fees, which are often hefty, will discourage people. He will have problems in states that require petitions, but you can hare that done.

3 Kryten42 { 02.24.08 at 7:45 pm }

My friend Tas and I were talking about this. 🙂

He has an interesting take on his blog:
Memo to Nader: How to get me to endorse you

And this one at the ‘Guys From Area 51’ blog:
Hillary, Barack & John make me want to Ralph

(Gotta just love the title!) 😉 😀

It’s a shame that Nader just doesn’t seem to be serious these days (that’s how it seems to me given the past 8 years or so). It’s as if he’s just being half-hearted and looking for attention. I could well be quite wrong, but that’s how it seems. It’s probably too late now, but if he is serious, he needs to dramatically improve his game.

My 2cents. 😉

4 Kryten42 { 02.24.08 at 7:55 pm }

Oops! I meant to post this too (not about Nader, but Clinton) from ‘Baloon Juice’. He’s pretty pissed about the Clinton’s right now, and he may be right.

Hillary Must Go

Warning: Don’t read the comments if you absolutely think Hillary is the answer to Life, the Universe, and Everything! 😉 LOL

Ahem. 😀

5 Bryan { 02.24.08 at 8:08 pm }

Kryten, I’m out of the running as a voter in this Presidential election – a curse on all their houses. I have issues of the Florida constitution and local races, so I’ll be voting as usual, but that line on my ballot will most probably be blank. There’s no one left in the race worth voting for and the Dems have flushed any chance of winning Florida down the loo.

6 Steve Bates { 02.25.08 at 10:46 am }

Your graphic has it exactly right, Bryan: truly, presidential politics in 2008 has reached its Nader [sic].

Kryten, in two days, Nader will be 74 years old. If he won the presidency and served two terms, he’d be 82 when he left office, if he left on two feet instead of in a box. There are some jobs really, really old people simply should not attempt, and the U.S. presidency is one of them. (Yes, the same applies to McCain, who is, IIRC, 71.)

7 Bryan { 02.25.08 at 1:14 pm }

If you actually care about the job, it will wear you down. Ralph has demonstrated no more interest in actually doing anything than the Shrubbery. He has stopped working quite some time ago and should be allowed to slip into irrelevancy without any more fanfare.

8 Kryten42 { 02.25.08 at 5:23 pm }

That’s what I said. 🙂 He really hasn’t been serious for a decade as far as I can see. Which is why I question why he’s decided to try belatedly once again. Going over all the related material again, I suspect it’s his way of saying he doesn’t like any of the current contenders. This isn’t the first time he’s done this. *shrug* LOL

9 Bryan { 02.25.08 at 5:56 pm }

If he had led, as Gore is doing, an environmental push, or a consumer push, I might understand, but I didn’t hear anything from him on the tainted food and toys from China, or the massive beef recalls. That was supposedly his area of expertise and experience and yet he has been silent. He should have stayed that way so that at his passing we could all honestly say: “Really, I thought he died years ago.”

10 Steve Bates { 02.25.08 at 7:58 pm }

If he had stayed out of the public eye, Nader could have retired, resting on his laurels as one of the all-time great consumer advocates. But no. His ego demands constant public attention. Now he will be remembered as one of a small number of idiots who, in concert, effectively destroyed the United States of America. Will he be content with that, or is there yet more damage he wishes to do as he feeds his ego?

11 Bryan { 02.25.08 at 8:04 pm }

He has become Pat Paulson without the humor. People are laughing with him, they are laughing at him.