Skip to main content

View Diary: When Nader met Gore (169 comments)

Comment Preferences

  •  God(s) Bless Ralph (3+ / 0-)
    Recommended by:
    SarahLee, NeuvoLiberal, mariva

    He's a great American.  No snark.  He diminished himself a little with his 2004 semi-presidential run, but not in 2000.

    And yes, I did vote for him in 2000, but in Illinois, so don't blame me that Bush is in the White House.

    I'll get all my papers and smile at the sky. For I know that the hypnotized never lie. - The Who - Won't Get Fooled Again

    by bherner on Wed Jun 21, 2006 at 10:15:55 AM PDT

    •  he did diminish himself in 2000 (3+ / 0-)
      Recommended by:
      bronte17, Alegre, mariva

      and destroyed the Green party in the process. He ran out of spite. I actually thought he redemed himself in 2004 by challenging the vote count in NH.

      mcjoan is the new Armando

      by TeresaInPa on Wed Jun 21, 2006 at 10:48:07 AM PDT

      [ Parent ]

      •  He ran because his issues weren't being addressed (2+ / 0-)
        Recommended by:
        Geenius at Wrok, mariva

        by either candidate.  Gore was backpeddling away from everything progressive.  That pissed me off.  Hindsight being 20-20, I wish Nader hadn't run.  At the time, I was all for it.  I hoped that it would pull Gore left.  Gore should have cleaned Bush's clock.  Clinton-fatigue, poorly run campaign, Bush's folksyness (I never saw it but a lot of people liked him for it), evangelical turn-out, and, yes, Nader.  A perfect storm of reasons that Gore (sort of) lost.  To blame Nader is to over-simplify.

        I'll get all my papers and smile at the sky. For I know that the hypnotized never lie. - The Who - Won't Get Fooled Again

        by bherner on Wed Jun 21, 2006 at 10:57:16 AM PDT

        [ Parent ]

      •  Challenging the vote count in NH? (2+ / 0-)
        Recommended by:
        N in Seattle, bronte17

        There were no irregularities in NH, a state that, remember, Kerry won.

        Ralph's little New Hampshire adventure served only to distract attention from the real problems in Ohio and discredit those who were concerned about real fraud as nuts. And there's nothing that will convince me that that wasn't deliberate.

        What happens on DailyKos, stays on Google.

        by Jon Meltzer on Wed Jun 21, 2006 at 10:58:22 AM PDT

        [ Parent ]

    •  I have no problem with him running. (1+ / 0-)
      Recommended by:
      mariva

      But, he should have focused his attention on solid blue states, so he could raise his popular vote total to help the Green Party, and it wouldn't have messed everything up in Florida.

Subscribe or Donate to support Daily Kos.

  • Recommended (143)
  • Community (60)
  • Elections (39)
  • Civil Rights (36)
  • 2016 (32)
  • Culture (32)
  • Economy (27)
  • Law (27)
  • Texas (26)
  • Environment (26)
  • Baltimore (26)
  • Bernie Sanders (25)
  • Labor (23)
  • Hillary Clinton (22)
  • Barack Obama (19)
  • Rescued (19)
  • Health Care (18)
  • Republicans (18)
  • International (17)
  • Freddie Gray (16)
  • Click here for the mobile view of the site