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    Nader to Discuss Election Plans
    By SAM HANANEL – 23 hours ago

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Ralph Nader could be poised for another third party presidential campaign.

    The consumer advocate will appear on NBC's "Meet the Press" on Sunday to announce whether he will launch another White House bid. Nader kicked off his 2004 presidential run on the show.

    A spokesman for Nader did not return phone calls seeking comment.

    Kevin Zeese, who was Nader's spokesman during the 2004 presidential race, but is no longer working for him, said Friday that Nader has been actively talking to "lots of people on all sorts of levels" about the possibility of making another run.

    Zeese said he could only guess what Nader might do, but added: "Obviously, I don't think ("Meet the Press" host) Tim Russert would have him on for no reason."

    Peter Camejo, Nader's running mate in 2004, said he won't reveal Nader's plans because he doesn't want to upstage the announcement. But he said Nader's overall philosophy on elections has not changed.

    "You've got to keep running to raise the issues that are never discussed," Camejo said. "There's a whole series of issues that only a Ralph Nader would raise."

    Last month, Nader began an exploratory presidential campaign and launched a Web site that promises to fight "corporate greed, corporate power, corporate control."

    Nader's appearance on "Meet the Press" was announced Friday in an e-mail message from Nader's exploratory campaign. The message from "The Nader Team" urges supporters to tell friends and family to watch the show and requests online contributions.

    Nader is still loathed by many Democrats who call him a spoiler and claim his candidacy in 2000 cost Democrats the election by siphoning votes away from Al Gore in a razor-thin contest in Florida. Nader has vociferously disputed the spoiler claim, saying only Democrats are to blame for losing the race to George W. Bush.

    Though he won 2.7 percent of the national vote as the Green Party candidate in 2000, Nader won just 0.3 percent as an independent in 2004, when he appeared on the ballot in only 34 states.
    The Associated Press: Nader to Discuss Election Plans

    Here we go again - this will be Nader's 3rd attempt. I don't really know what I think of this guy, but I think he's in a better position to make waves this time around than he was in 2000 or 2004.
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    Ralph Nader needs to get a real job and stop trying to get an extra 15 minutes of fame every four years.

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    Been a lot of buzz in NY political circles that Bloomberg may run as an Independant. If he does it will be be April, that will give him 6 -7 months to mount a campaign. It would be smart politics too, just when the public will be fatigued over the current field another choice presents itself.

    I wonder what would happen if they both enter the race....
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    Is he serious? What a fucking noob.

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    Ughhhh. I agree with Ralph Nader for the most part, but he is so pigheaded and won't accept any step forward in society unless it's on his terms. I mean, I didn't think Al Gore was anything fantastic, and yes, he has a lot of corporate ties, but I voted for Gore over Nader not only because of the sickening alternative, but because an improvement to people's reality is better than holding on to some moral high ground. I know people who voted for Nader wanted to prove a point, and they knew he had no chance of winning. How can you get high and mighty on principles when your actions mean huge setbacks for what you say you believe in? Take the environment for example. If Al Gore was in the White House, we would be on an entirely different track about global warming. But no, the government is decades behind on this matter, and Bush won't even come around to admit global warming exists!

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    Nader is such a fucking joke, I mean seriously get a life already dude.....

    He's just a spoiler and attention whore

    Quote Originally Posted by witchcurlgirl View Post
    Been a lot of buzz in NY political circles that Bloomberg may run as an Independant. If he does it will be be April, that will give him 6 -7 months to mount a campaign. It would be smart politics too, just when the public will be fatigued over the current field another choice presents itself.

    I wonder what would happen if they both enter the race....
    I've heard that too, but I hope he doesn't. I can't stand Bloomberg, especially his congestion pricing plan. I saw him once outside of the Metropolitan Museum, he was dressed like an average joe and in a baseball cap (I wouldn't have even noticed him if there weren't so many people and security guys around him). Random I know, but I just remembered that.

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    You know, I was chatting with some folks around a year ago, when Al Gore was basking in all his global warming sun, and predicted that if Hillary got the nomination, Gore would run third party to destroy her. Too bad. Seeing those two go at each other would have been gold. Oh well. There's always Ralph.

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    ^^I've seen him in person a few times. My S.O. works on Wall Street, and we've been to a few Bloomberg functions. He's small, and his girlfriend is much prettier in person.

    Off topic, but I noticed the same thing about Martha Stewart, I saw her once in a restaurant a few years ago, and I was struck by how attractive she is.
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    ^^ I met Mary Matalin and James Carville at a restaurant in the Oralndo airport a year ago. Both are far more attractive in person than on TV. Both were very personable. Mary and I chatted about her book, 'Mothers and Daughters'. She was very nice.

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    Quote Originally Posted by witchcurlgirl View Post
    Been a lot of buzz in NY political circles that Bloomberg may run as an Independant. If he does it will be be April, that will give him 6 -7 months to mount a campaign. It would be smart politics too, just when the public will be fatigued over the current field another choice presents itself.

    I wonder what would happen if they both enter the race....
    If Nader runs, he'll be laughed out of the election like he always is, and Bloomberg won't even make a dent. Most of the people in N.Y. can't stand Bloomberg, and most of the country knows either little to nothing about him or his policies.

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    He just decided to run.

    What a fucking tard.
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    I wish there was some way they could prevent him from doing this every four years. He KNOWS he has no shot at winning. He's just running to stir up shit and I feel it's a detriment to the entire process and unfair to the legitimate candidates who actually do take this seriously and are real contenders for the presidency.

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    Anyone who meets the qualifications is entitled to run. It's part of what makes it a Democracy
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    This is a serious question- why does he run every four years even though he knows he'll lose? I don't get the point.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nycgirly101 View Post
    This is a serious question- why does he run every four years even though he knows he'll lose? I don't get the point.

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