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    So if the Steal was 2.5% for Nader, that's just over 1% from Gore. If 1% is enough to swing the election, then Gore and/or his advisors had already screwed up royally...and I think we all agree on that. I'm not a Naderite, but I think people get way too vitriolic about him. He's human, he makes mistakes (and has an ego that won't stop) but he also does some good things.

    "Murrow had a child. The damn thing went wild." -- Fleetwood Mac
    (-8.63), (-7.03)

    by Perdition on Wed May 24, 2006 at 08:51:15 PM PDT

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      the election was close because of Clinton scandal/impeachment and MSM spinning Rove's lies about Gore. It was close enough then for Nader to impact the election. Most importanly, it became a scramble for Gore to allocate resources towards the end because of Nader (BTW, Bush outspent Gore 2 to 1 in 2000).

      For his own part, I don't blame Nader for running. But I do disapprove his lies like "there isn't much difference between Bush and Gore", which was a serious mischaracterization even back then, but is so starkly stupid as things panned out.

      I do however consider Nader's 2004 run to be a dumbass and even ill-intentioned (to undermine the Dem. party). After that, I am highly unfavorable towards Nader.

      I however do acknowledge Nader's good work in the 60s and 80s, notwithstanding everything that happened in 2000 and 2004.

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