So… is consumer advocate and 2000 Green Party presidential candidate Ralph Nader going to run for the White House again? We don’t know yet. But last summer, he said he would have something to say in November, and last weekend, he did.
Nader offered what some Dems might consider fighting words: “I think the Democrats can be fairly charged with chronic whining, and they ought to look at themselves first and foremost,” Nader told the Wisconsin State Journal on Saturday.
Amen to that. Many Nader supporters and progressive non-Democrats are tired of fellow libs bashing us for casting our votes for the candidate we deemed best.
“They should realize that the retrospect on Florida concluded Gore won Florida,” Nader said. “It was stolen from the Democrats. And they should concentrate on the thieves and the blunderers in Florida, not on the Green Party.” And on the 300,000 Florida Democrats who rejected their party’s nominee to cast their votes for Dubya Bush.
So far, Nader has encouraged progressives to support the candidacy of Democrat Dennis Kucinich. Problem is, it is evident that Jerry Falwell will embrace gay marriage before damnably politic mainstream and centrist Democrats will nominate a truly progressive candidate. So, the possibility exists that the activist will enter the race. Nader said he should make a decision on the matter by the end of 2003.
(Run, Ralph, run!)