Ralph Nader has joined the race. Before we Democrats get our knickers in a bunch – Nader won’t have an effect on the race…at least he shouldn’t. Nader made this comment on Meet the Press today:
“If the Democrats can’t landslide the Republicans this year, they ought to just wrap up, close down, emerge in a different form.”
He’s very right. I guess I respect his belief in changing government by changing the conversation – but I will admit his mere existence in this election scares me. Unlike 8 years ago, the Democrats have two great candidates who are up to the fight. Gore lost the 2000 election on his own.
Honestly – I’ve commented before that I think voting for a 3rd party candidate, when the we’re in Iraq, when the Supreme Court is in balance, when the economy is in a tatters, when so many people don’t have health care – is basically throwing your vote away. Actually it’s more of a vote for status quo than anything.
Anyway – I hope he can change the discussion without affecting the race.
An already interesting campaign, has gotten even more interesting.