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  •  bullshit, Ivan (1+ / 0-)
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    Gore 'lost' Florida by 537 votes.  Nader got 100,000 there.  Nader purposefully called Gore and Bush 'the same.'  He should burn for what he did to this country.  

    Andrew Mellon & GOP: 'In a Depression, assets return to their rightful owners'

    by Tuffie on Fri Jan 22, 2010 at 10:11:45 AM PST

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    •  Some musings... (0+ / 0-)

      Vilifying someone for participating in the political process (albeit in a Quixotic way,) because it hurts your own electoral chances seems to me both undemocratic and immature.

      Nader offered a bill of goods, and some voters bought it; Gore's inability to persuade people that his vision was better is what lost the election, not Nader's mere presence.

      For that matter, had Nader not run, do you think the leftist that supported him would have voted for Gore, or some other non-viable, third-party protest candidate?  Assuming those votes were solidly in the
      "D" column to begin with is unrealistic.

      I, for one, will continue to place the blame for Bush squarely on the the shoulders of Bush, and those who voted for him.

      There is no goal in the "War on Drugs" that couldn't be more effectively met by legalization & regulation.

      by EthrDemon on Fri Jan 22, 2010 at 12:09:45 PM PST

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