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Judi Lynn Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Feb-25-04 04:11 AM
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Nader tells worried Democrats to lighten up
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Nader tells worried Democrats to lighten up
Maverick says his candidacy is aimed squarely at Bush

Marc Sandalow, Washington Bureau Chief
Tuesday, February 24, 2004


Washington -- Ralph Nader had a message Monday for Democratic Party leaders and the liberal intelligentsia that is up in arms over his candidacy.

"Relax and rejoice," Nader said as he gave a full airing to his reasons for another run for the presidency. "Rejoice that you have another front carrying the ancient but unfulfilled pretensions and aspirations of the Democratic Party.''

Four years after Nader told Americans that a vote for Al Gore was no better than a vote for George W. Bush, won almost 2.9 million votes, and -- according to many analysts -- drew just enough support from the Democrats to deprive them of the White House, there was no evidence of relaxing or rejoicing. Democratic reaction ranged from disbelief to annoyance to fury.

Yet even as Nader railed against "corporatism" and the "two-party duopoly, " there was widespread agreement about one aspect of his quixotic drive for the presidency: The consumer advocate does not pose the threat to Democrats in 2004 that he did in 2000.
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  -Nader tells worried Democrats to lighten up JudiLyn  Feb-25-04 04:11 AM   #0 
  - God I fucking hate that man right now...  KissMyAsscroft   Feb-25-04 04:13 AM   #1 
  - Why bother? We're assured by "everyone" that Kerry's "electable". (NT)  Atlant   Feb-25-04 10:31 AM   #21 
  - The only pity is that he isn't the Democratic nominee  Voltaire99   Feb-25-04 04:17 AM   #2 
  - He should have run in the primaries.  Old and In the Way   Feb-25-04 06:07 AM   #10 
  - Kucinich? Heck Sharpton, Braun, and Graham would probably  DinoBoy   Feb-25-04 11:11 AM   #25 
  - Ralph Nader was paid UP FRONT to write "Unsafe at Any Speed"  5thGenDemocrat   Feb-25-04 12:54 PM   #30 
     - Real interesting, John.  Old and In the Way   Feb-25-04 01:04 PM   #31 
        - Thank you -- it just takes a little reading  5thGenDemocrat   Feb-25-04 01:23 PM   #32 
  - "Uncompromising integrity"??????????????????????????!!!!!!!  aquart   Feb-25-04 07:04 AM   #15 
  - Ralph has integrity?  Hamlette   Feb-25-04 09:46 AM   #19 
  - I don't think that Nader  Frances   Feb-25-04 10:52 AM   #22 
  - Relax and rejoice  Paschall   Feb-25-04 04:20 AM   #3 
  - Ha! Nice one!  waterman   Feb-25-04 09:44 AM   #18 
  - Well, since I'm already here, anyhow  5thGenDemocrat   Feb-25-04 01:44 PM   #33 
  - Lighten up? Yeah, as if Bushism is a joke. Well it is to Ralphie.  NNadir   Feb-25-04 04:26 AM   #4 
  - Heh, heh, heh  annagull   Feb-25-04 04:29 AM   #5 
  - um,that's the point  Forkboy   Feb-25-04 04:32 AM   #6 
  - Nader's running won't make any difference this time  Corticoline   Feb-25-04 04:41 AM   #7 
  - Why don't you think so?  JaySherman   Feb-25-04 05:42 AM   #9 
  - I can't answer for the other poster  Forkboy   Feb-25-04 06:18 AM   #11 
     - I think so too...  deseo   Feb-25-04 11:03 AM   #23 
  - I agree. We should just ignore this little brat. n/t  joeunderdog   Feb-25-04 06:24 AM   #12 
  - He is the enemy now  Marianne   Feb-25-04 05:37 AM   #8 
  - over the top  el_gato   Feb-25-04 09:29 AM   #16 
  - I'm surprised he didn't say "Get over it".  Media_Lies_Daily   Feb-25-04 06:36 AM   #13 
  - Well thankfully  Forkboy   Feb-25-04 06:40 AM   #14 
  - Mari333 to Nader..Bugger off  Mari333   Feb-25-04 09:34 AM   #17 
  - Ralph operates with a major charisma deficit. I'm surprised his handlers  waterman   Feb-25-04 09:46 AM   #20 
  - I'm surprised...  deseo   Feb-25-04 11:04 AM   #24 
  - I'm surprised that he has a following  DinoBoy   Feb-25-04 11:16 AM   #26 
  - Nader as Anti-Christ  The_Casual_Observer   Feb-25-04 11:22 AM   #27 
  - Nader worried that light-em up might not work?  nolabels   Feb-25-04 11:27 AM   #28 
  - I'm torn.......  trixie   Feb-25-04 11:35 AM   #29 
  - It's not the votes he will GET that will cost us....  BiggJawn   Feb-25-04 03:06 PM   #34 
 

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