Since the buzz yesterday morning was the announcement by Ralph Nader that he will again attempt a run at President, my thoughts:
- Ralph Nader is generally blamed for taking votes away from VP Al Gore in 2000, ensuring a victory for George W. Bush.
- Mr. Nader's views are closer to the Left than to any candidate on the Right (past or present).
- Sens. Clinton and Obama might be concerned of his campaign, excepting: in the last 8 years, what had Mr. Nader done to influence his credibility with the millions of voters who came of age since 2000? Little, I believe.
While Mr. Nader will certainly pull votes from the Democrat candidate, I doubt he will ever be as much of an impact as he was in 2000.
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