Sunday, February 24, 2008

Ralph Nader Is Running AGAIN!

When I was growing up, Ralph Nader was a hero. His work to bring about safety standards for autos has saved thousands of driver’s lives. Somewhere along the line, he must have began reading his own press releases and he became so full of himself that he decided he could run for president. It is his right to do so, but I sincerely believe Mr. Nader has become delusional.

He announced today that he is running for president on the Green Party ticket, again. The problem is that in the past his runs have only diluted the vote for a Democrat and assured the GOP of winning the White House. Unfortunately Mr. Nader has been duped in the past and his campaign was sponsored by Republicans hoping to blunt the Democratic chances. It worked in 2000 but in 2004 his campaign was not a factor.

I suspect it will again be a nonissue, but it is still sad to see him flailing about believing he is doing the right thing when he is only distracting the country from what could be a historic moment. The GOP must be tossed out of the White House and any distraction from that is a disservice to the country. Is my partisanship showing?

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