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  •  Both of your points are well taken. (7+ / 0-)

    At the same time, it was pretty clear a few weeks out from the election that it was going to be a close one. Nader knew, as any third-party candidate knows, that he had no chance in hell of winning. If he'd cared more about his country than about his ego, he would have dropped out and enthusiastically endorsed Gore as part of a grand progressive coalition.

    From the perspective of October 2000, maybe Nader could think that dropping out wouldn't make a difference - but it would have made a hell of a lot more difference than what he did do.

    His failure to put country before ego, and the decade of nightmares that resulted from that failure, should render him unforgivable among progressives.

    Call Congress and demand 2 Senators, 1 VOTING Rep, and full home rule for DC citizens. Anything less is un-American.

    by mistersite on Fri Jan 22, 2010 at 09:57:47 AM PST

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    •  If that's your standard for unforgivable (5+ / 0-)
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      I can think of an awful lot of politicians on both sides who should be unforgiveable.

      Those who labour in the earth are the chosen people of God. - Thomas Jefferson

      by Ezekial 23 20 on Fri Jan 22, 2010 at 09:59:53 AM PST

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    •  The point of my comment.......................... (0+ / 0-)

      ................. was to show how misplaced this witch hunt for the Nadar scalp is.

      After Clinton sold America on Globalism and its profound effect on our economy is now evident going back into this hate Nadar fallacy is horribly unjustified and has little value in ongoing conversations to get us back on track.

      Whither or not you agree, Ralph was trying to put out a warning about how off course American policy was and his value to liberal Constitutional values has been beaten to pieces by the hate-Nadar crowd. I think he was following his innate political philosophy.

      It might be far more productive to blame the actual causes of Bush being our last President.

      Maybe there are a few that have jumped on this bandwagon, but I am not one of them. And if facts matter to good problem solving, then let us use them and get off this pet peeve that is just not grounded enough in what actually happened to deserve this diary.

      If conservatives spout off about legislation from the bench, now is the time to cram down about how the Republican side of the Supremes has gone off track, not only yesterday but also when they robbed Florida of its vote and placed King George into public office.

      Ralph Nadar is small cheese in the equation.    

      Corporate donations to elections is not free speech, it is legalized bribery.

      by socks on Fri Jan 22, 2010 at 10:25:44 AM PST

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