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Realityhack Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jun-21-04 04:47 PM
Response to Reply #32
39. There is a danger...
There is a legitimate danger that by trying to get his platform all at once Nadar will split the left leaning vote between himself and Kerry and allow Bush to be re-elected. In fact in theory Nader could take 33% and Kerry 33% and bush win with 34%. If this were uniform Bush would sweep every state... why is that bad. Because once in office the mandate from the people matters little for 4 years. Bush would be free to move the country further from Naders vision.

Some say that Kerry should move more left to take the votes back. But this ignores the fact that this would cause more voters to be "closer" to Bush than to Kerry. He would loose more votes than he gained.

Also every poll I have seen shows that the votes do indeed come from Kerry.

As the system stands today the only way to exicute change is to "move the center".

Nadar's campain threatens to take the coutry even further from his vision and he must by now know this. Therefore the only reason I can see for his running is egotism.

RH
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