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DeepModem Mom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Feb-22-08 03:16 PM
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Nader considering another White House run: Will appear on "Meet the Press" Sunday
Source: CNN/AP

WASHINGTON (AP) Ralph Nader could be poised for another third party presidential campaign. The consumer advocate will appear on NBC's "Meet the Press" on Sunday. Nader launched his 2004 presidential run on the show. A spokesman for Nader did not immediately return a call seeking comment.

Kevin Zeese, who was Nader's spokesman during the 2004 presidential race, but is no longer working for him, said Friday that Nader has been actively talking to "lots of people on all sorts of levels" about the possibility of making another run.

Zeese said he could only guess what Nader might do, but added: "Obviously, I don't think ("Meet the Press" host) Tim Russert would have him on for no reason."

Last month, Nader began an exploratory presidential campaign and launched a Web site that promises to fight "corporate greed, corporate power, corporate control."

Nader's appearance on "Meet the Press" was announced Friday in an e-mail message from Nader's exploratory campaign. The message from "The Nader Team" urges supporters to tell friends and family to watch the show and requests online contributions. "As you know, we've been exploring the possibilities in recent weeks," the message says....

Read more: http://politicalticker.blogs.cnn.com/2008/02/22/nader-c...
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maseman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Feb-22-08 03:18 PM
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1. GO the fuck away Nader
You suck. You're a hack. A screwed the pooch for us before and don't do it again.
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Kikosexy2 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Feb-22-08 04:05 PM
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18. here come...
the Nader nutties....
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FreakinDJ Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Feb-22-08 03:18 PM
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2. Ralph = Karl Rove's Secrit Weapon
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CottonBear Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Feb-22-08 03:18 PM
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3. Noooooo!
:grr:
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Virginia Dare Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Feb-22-08 03:20 PM
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4. Sweet, maybe he can run against Raygun's corpse...
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islandmkl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Feb-22-08 03:24 PM
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5. go find a new Corvair, Ralph...
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laconicsax Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Feb-22-08 03:26 PM
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6. Fuck Nader
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SquireJons Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Feb-22-08 03:31 PM
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7. Yawn n/t
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still_one Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Feb-22-08 03:32 PM
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8. Nader has made himself irrelevent. Let him run, it won't matter
his illusions are nothing more than that.

He won't even get 1% of the vote, and that 1% wouldn't vote for our candidates anyway


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SoFlaJet Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Feb-22-08 03:36 PM
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9. Why is Russert giving him a platform
Edited on Fri Feb-22-08 03:36 PM by SoFlaJet
and not a guy like Dennis Kucinich who actually WAS a presidential candidate?
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ladywnch Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Feb-22-08 03:40 PM
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10. all he has to offer is the same ol' same ol' there is a message
of hope out there, of a positve future. All Nader has to offer is "things are bad....things aren't right......we must attack....."..... he is as old, dried and withered as McCain. He brings no inspiration and he CERTAINLY brings no experience to be 'ready day one'.

He is a complete non factor. It's about time he knew that.
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L0oniX Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Feb-22-08 03:41 PM
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11. Jeeze ...not that clown again
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Magleetis Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Feb-22-08 03:43 PM
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12. It won't work
this time. We are wise to that trick.
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ladywnch Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Feb-22-08 03:46 PM
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13. all he has to offer is the same ol' same ol' there is a message
of hope out there, a message of a positive future. All he has to offer is "things are bad.....things are wrong (like we don't already know)". He is as old, dried and withered as McCain.
He CERTAINLY doesn't have the experience to be 'ready on day one'.

He is irrelevant and it's about time he knows it.
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Spiffarino Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Feb-22-08 03:55 PM
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14. It ain't happening
Dems are still stinging from 2000 and seven years of the Shrub. No way they'll go for Nader. The only votes he gets will be from people who wouldn't otherwise vote.
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ooglymoogly Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Feb-22-08 03:59 PM
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15. pissing into the wind
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pleah Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Feb-22-08 04:01 PM
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16. I don't think he can steal enough votes away from anyone this time.
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Tunkamerica Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Feb-22-08 04:01 PM
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17. There was a documentary on him on PBS last night
I wondered if it was just a coincidence.
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diane in sf Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Feb-22-08 04:20 PM
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19. Oh spare us...
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rasputin1952 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Feb-22-08 04:26 PM
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20. Pertpetual Loser...
Why even waste the time?

It is all about ego, as he has no chance of doing anything other than getting his name in the news...just another flash in the pan loon.

Glad he got a new bike...
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McCamy Taylor Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Feb-22-08 04:37 PM
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21. Nader on the ballots allows the GOP to transfer 5% of the Dem vote to Nader by E-vote fraud.
That is the only reason they blackmail Nader to run. And yes, at this point I have to assume that they have some kind of blackmail material on Nader or on a friend or family member, maybe from AT&T's domestic spying operation. Why else would Nader keep coming back for more abuse?

Nader can not hope to pick up any real public support with Obama as the Democratic nominee. However, the GOP can fund his campaign and send him on the road to denounce Obama as "the same as McCain".

More important, they can rig the voting machines to flip the votes (within the margin of error) to change Democratic votes to Nader votes. Then, the pundits can say "At the last minute, voters got cold feet about voting for a Black man but they did not want to vote Republican so they voted for Nader."

This makes it more difficult to accuse the Republicans of vote fraud, because why would they give votes to a Green?

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the other one Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Feb-22-08 04:42 PM
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23. They wouldn't dare cheat if Nader didn't run
This place is sad.
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NYYFan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Feb-22-08 04:40 PM
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22. Why can't he find a real cause to go help
Leave US ALONE !! :argh:
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FreeStateDemocrat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Feb-22-08 05:57 PM
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28. Running against "corporate greed, corporate power, corporate control,"is a real cause.
It use to be Democratic Party candidates ran on a similar platform,sadly no more. Our party is controlled by corporate whores including our current presidential contenders. Nader may be a poor choice to champion it but his stated goal is one that our party needs to embrace again. I sure ain't holdin' my breath till 2012. AMF
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texasleo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Feb-22-08 04:51 PM
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24. Nader got 100k votes in Florida during the 2000 election
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tinrobot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Feb-22-08 09:40 PM
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34. ...and 32,000 in the 2004 election.
...at the rate he's going, he'll only get a few thousand this time out.
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Historic NY Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-24-08 08:39 PM
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47. Yeah and so did Buchanan, what does that mean.........
the ballots or the Florida crowd that couldn't vote straight.
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frebrd Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Feb-22-08 05:08 PM
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25. So, are the repugnicans...
financing him this time?

:grr:
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depakid Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Feb-22-08 05:11 PM
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26. When candidates and the Congress start standing up for traditional Democratic values again
Nader (or the Greens) won't have much if any constituency.

Problem solved....

Democrats also need to take notice- if it's not Nader, it'll end up being someone else- maybe someone with more appeal and charisma.

Fact is, for the past 14 years, a sizable number of Democrats, even members of its leadership have enabled, legitimized and sometimes embraced and voted for irresponsible Republican policies and extremist nominees. They've repeatedly failed to hold Bush accountable- even once they had majority power in Congress (they're now looking for expedient ways to roll over on illegal wiretaps- in an election year no less).

Democrats seem to have the perception that since bona fide progressives- who would stand up to the far right, have "no where else to go," that they'll just fall in line, no matter how egregious the party's behavior is.

Welp, that's not always how it works- politics, like nature, abhores a vaccuum.

And the Democrats- through their own actions, have created one- yet they whinge whenever someone has the temerity to acknowledge and act on it.
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RuleOfNah Donating Member (603 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Feb-23-08 06:05 PM
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45. Very well said.
It is nice to see some pertinent thought in a hate filled thread. Thank you.
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Algorem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Feb-22-08 05:40 PM
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27. Russert says he don't know nothing
Tim Russert urges candidates to deliver 'straight talk' CSU debate

http://www.wkyc.com/news/news_article.aspx?storyid=8381...


Tom Beres
Created: 2/22/2008 4:51:34 PM
Updated:2/22/2008 5:14:08 PM

Video

http://www.wkyc.com/video/player.aspx?aid=55419&bw=


NBC's Tim Russert is urging both Sen. Barack Obama and Sen. Hillary Clinton to talk to those watching Tuesday's debate as if they were at at the viewers' kitchen table.
Especially for Sen. Hillary Clinton, there is a need to really connect as she must win big margins in both Ohio and Texas to keep her campaign alive.

Russert spoke with Tom Beres about the debate and other campaign issues...


Sunday Ralph Nader joins Russert on Meet the Press, Russert claimed not to know if Nader will announce another third party candidacy.

He did predict that an old scandal in Ohio involving the so-called "Keating Five," senators who took donations and helped the head of a failing savings and loan, could be a factor in the race.

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tabasco Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Feb-22-08 06:39 PM
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29. Ralphie wants to collect some more republican $$$$$$$.
They pay the prick well.
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SCRUBDASHRUB Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Feb-22-08 09:07 PM
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30. Ralph "Steal This Election" Nader..just go away already!
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Tuttle Donating Member (919 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Feb-23-08 09:27 AM
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41. That's right!
just ask Joe Lieberman!

Tut-tut
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CBHagman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Feb-22-08 09:20 PM
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31. I think this calls for a song by the Roches.
How about "Big Nuthin'"?

I guess I never knew how big nothing could be.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mvso8N2Te4g
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Rowdyboy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Feb-22-08 09:30 PM
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32. Soon as I heard I rushed to DU to say.....FUCK YOU RALPH! FUCK YOU TWICE! MAY YOU ROT IN HELL
for what you've done to my country.

Thankfully, this time we can afford to laugh at you. NOBODY is stupid enough to support you again. One Dubya is enough.
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bluestateguy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Feb-22-08 09:40 PM
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33. Nader wants to keep his Bush tax cut
I bet that long after he is gone we will find out that he was on the payroll of the RNC.
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tinrobot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Feb-22-08 09:46 PM
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35. Maybe he should run for Congress first and stop showing off.
If he really wanted to make a difference, he's roll up his sleeves and run for an office he could actually win. If he did that, he might actually get my respect, but he doesn't.

Running for President with no government experience is just showing off. We don't need a showoff in the race.
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HuffleClaw Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Feb-22-08 09:47 PM
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36. i doubt he'll matter this time even if he does run
at least i sure hope so
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GDavis Donating Member (18 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Feb-22-08 10:34 PM
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37. He's not a Democrat
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demnan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Feb-23-08 07:13 AM
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38. I know Kevin Zeese
and he's sent an occasional email or two trashing Obama on our impeachment message board. So I'm guessing that's going to be the mojo on this one.
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WinkyDink Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Feb-23-08 08:06 AM
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39. Nader is old news and irrelevant to the youth vote, But hey; it's a free country.
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bronxiteforever Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Feb-23-08 08:09 AM
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40. Ralph "Harold Stassen" Nader-n/t
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rayofreason Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Feb-23-08 10:01 AM
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42. voted Nader once...
...Never again!
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olddad56 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Feb-23-08 10:41 AM
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43. A narcissist that can't admit he was finished when the covair was finished.
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trthnd4jstc Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Feb-23-08 10:53 AM
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44. I have a thought, get him to rejoin the Democratic Party.
I swear to God I will not vote for him in 2008. I was very upset by the Democrats voting with the Republicans on Nafta, and China being accepted into the WTO. I wish I was not a member of the Greens Party from 1996 to 2001, but, please forgive me. My heart was in the right place. I think, if you are honest, you can agree that the Democrats have behaved too much like Republicans. But, to use a Nader line, I am now backing the Lesser of Two Evils. I wish this was not the case, but it is necessary to defeat the Republicans, and the Democrats are the only valid opposition. I wish for the Democratic Party to be the Party of Truth, Honor, Justice, and to serve the interests of All of the Working Class. Nafta and China in the WTO have only made Some Rich People Richer, and has help make the bulk of the Working Class Poorer.

Get Nader to rejoin the Democratic Party. Get the Greens to coalition with the Democrats. Make the Democratic Party a bigger tent than the GOP. We must be united to defeat the interests of the Republicans. The Democratic Party should represent the best in the country.
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MrsBrady Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Feb-23-08 06:13 PM
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46. bad idea n/t
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Historic NY Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-24-08 08:42 PM
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48. Shouldn't he have to run in a primary against Cynthia McKinney?
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