Tuesday, January 22, 2008

Nader to run again?

SLOG reports that it's looking like Nader may run again...naturally, all the Naderites are coming out of the woodwork to rejoice at this news. It remains to be seen if Nader will be as viable as he was 4 and 8 years ago, but this isn't good news for the Democrats. At best, it's an irritation and at worst, it could cost the Dems the election which would hand the White House to President McCain or President Hucklebee....

oh, here's what I said on SLOG:
On a slightly more serious note, I don't have any problem with the IDEA of fringe party candidates, but in reality they're only a nuisance, and sometimes a dangerous one. Unless an actual new political party is formed and elects a sizable number of senators and representatives to Washington, a third party candidate is unelectable. And even if some nutty, fluke thing happened and one were to win, NOTHING would be accomplished. If Nader were to freakishly win in November, he would have NO base of power in Washington, which means he would have no way to actually make very many of his policies and promises come to fruition.

And yeah, Nader DID contribute to Gore losing the election, (well, that and the perfidy in Florida and the Supreme Court).

Posted by michael strangeways | January 22, 2008 1:05 PM

Here's a pic of Nader attempting to kill a little girl...

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