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  •  What are Kerry's solutions (none)
    Actually, Nader is much more precise about his action plan and solutions than any of the Democratic candidates.

    It almost would seem instructive for a Democrat to take all the vitriole and criticism of Ralph Nader, here and elsewhere, like the "ego trip" and "where's the solutions?", and actually apply them to one's own candidates, and indeed one's own frontrunner.

    free the information

    by freelixir on Fri Feb 27, 2004 at 06:58:36 PM PST

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    •  Utopians (none)
      "Actually, Nader is much more precise about his action plan and solutions than any of the Democratic candidates."

      As are most utopians...and they have such a great track record of bringing about positive change.

      •  Nader is not a utopian (none)
        The myth spinning and disinformation is beginning to peak now.  Is it now inevitable that people have a secondary voice to Big Money and corporations?  Should we just accede to this?

        Ralph has a long record of pragmatic activism that has translated into sure results.  Much of it is centered on his philosophy, which he states in the excerpt I posted below to RonK's comment.

        To call Ralph Nader a utopian is beyond the pale.  The man has used democracy and grassroots activism his whole career to overcome the vested (and invested) special interests of business and industry and implement the agenda of people, and make the world more people-centered and people-friendly, proving in the process that this approach is viable, and that arguments to the contrary, of surrender, are cowardice and just plain wrong (and certainly not utopian).

        free the information

        by freelixir on Fri Feb 27, 2004 at 07:09:18 PM PST

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      •  by the way, this response proves my point... (none)
        ...that the author of this post is not thinking clearly, and is blinded by sole devotion to Nader bashing.

        Nader has, and I quote, "a great track record of bringing about positive change" (DHinMI).

        Thanks.

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        by freelixir on Fri Feb 27, 2004 at 07:13:05 PM PST

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        •  Reagan (none)
          Yeah, Nader has a great track record, which he is completely undermining by his petulance and stupidity, at least in terms of actually accomplishing something that will further--hell, protect--the causes to which he dedicated decades of his life.  

          You're point is like arguing that Reagan can't be criticized for being anti-union by anyone who acknowledges that he was a leader of the Screen Actors.  

          What Nader was certainly isn't what he has become.  

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