In the discussion thread: Hey GOP, the party of personal responsibility: we'd rather blame Nader than hold you accountable [View all]
Response to noiretextatique (Original post)
Wed Jun 26, 2013, 12:30 PM
hrmjustin (64,963 posts)
22. The fact is Nader cost Gore votes. Yes Nader had the right to run and I will defend that, but...
... he knew his voters who would have voted if he was not on the ballot would have gone to Gore. NH and FL could very well have gone to Gore and the campaign would have been different if Nader was not in the race. Gore had to heavily defend NM, WI, OR, WA, and MN because Nader made those states closer than they would have been without Nader on the ballot. Gore could have spent more time in other states and won if Nader was not in the race.
The republicans are responsible for their own actions. Nader Chose to run hard in 2000 and he had to have known that he would cost Gore votes. He has to live with that and if he can so be it. He had the right to run but he knew he could not win. He made an impact like he want to but it was not the impact many of his supporters wanted.
I personally hold Nader responsible for Bush. Yes Gore ran a bad campaign and yes the GOP cheated but if Nader was not on the ballot the GOP efforts to cheat would not have likely worked IMO. You have a different opinion and I respect it but I disagree.
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