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...