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  •  What did you do after the election that (0+ / 0-)
    so pissed you off?
    •  sorry he instead of you? n/t (0+ / 0-)
    •  He actually came out and made statements (0+ / 0-)

      crowing about being the spoiler in the race.

      He was proud of it.

      I thought that was totally classless of him, despite being fully supportive of his right to run.

      I want people running for an office because they believe in themselves and their platform, and I feel it was dismissive of his own supporters that he felt it was more important to boast about being a spoiler, rather than simply coming out and tell them he was sorry and really wanted to work for them.

      Not to mention being a slap in the face to all the Gore supporters.

      He did a lot of good things for consumers, he could have stayed classy there.

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

      by Ezekial 23 20 on Fri Jan 22, 2010 at 10:15:27 AM PST

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      •  as I said the power of third party is (0+ / 0-)
        in fact the power to make the party it is seeking to coopt or change lose.  I believe implicit threats must be used to make real change. I don't believe it is a matter of converting the oligarchy to your side, with your marvelous powers of persuasion.  My reading of history, shows this has never produced change. I think the oligarchy is representing their interests and they have to believe their interest are threatened in order to get them to change.  

        "As for the telling them he was sorry?" Tell who he was sorry?  What did he have to be sorry for?  He didn't owe anything to Gore supporters anymore than Gore owed anything to Bush supporters. Why would he want to work for Al Gore?  I don't get it.

        •  Let Us Not Forget (0+ / 0-)

          That in the latter days of Election 2000 Nader actually took money from Bush supporters:

          Independent presidential candidate Ralph Nader -- still not on the ballot in a single state -- has received a recent windfall of contributions from deep-pocketed Republicans with a history of big contributions to the party an analysis of federal records show.

          Nearly one in 10 of Nader's major donors -- those writing checks of $1 000 or more -- have given in recent months to the Bush-Cheney campaign the latest documents show. GOP fund-raisers also have "bundled" contributions -- gathering hefty donations for maximum effect to help Nader who has criticized the practice in the past.

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