Monday, February 05, 2007

Better than I could've said it- ralph edition

George Amick on the front page of today's Times of Trenton:

Ralph Nader is back in the spotlight again.
He's the subject of a new documentary film, "An Unreasonable Man." And he's making the rounds of the talk shows, promoting his latest book -- and continuing to insist that he didn't cost Al Gore the 2000 election. In fact, he claims, Gore would have received fewer votes than he did if Nader hadn't been on the ticket as the Green Party candidate, pushing him to the left.

If this kind of rationalization gives Nader comfort as he contemplates the ruinous handiwork of the Bush administration, he's welcome to it.

The whole piece is on instant runoff voting, and idea whose time is more than come.

1 comment:

howws said...


Thank gosh for one more person who understands that the real issue regarding Nader's 2000 and 2004 campaigns is Instant Runoff Voting. I'm pretty disturbed by what Nader's failure to push that issue himself says about his motives.

I talk more about this in my post Instant Runoff Voting Excluded: An Unreasonable Omission from An Unreasonable Man. Hope you'll check it out.