I’m feeling energized about the chance to vote for a candidate outside the two-party party. No way was Ron Paul or Pat Buchanan getting my vote.
Mrs Clinton is pouting:
“Well that’s really unfortunate. I remember when he did this before. It did not turn out very well for anybody, most especially our country. This time I hope it doesn’t hurt anybody. I hope it’s kind of a passing fancy that people don’t take too seriously.”
Hillary doesn’t seem to understand congressional politics. The wave of liberal voters in 2000 gave her first Senate a five-seat pick-up thanks in part to Mr Nader. Of course, for believers in the Imperial Presidency, the Congress is just irrelevant, as long as you have a SCOTUS to cover your back.
Not that the D-Party had any notion of what to do with control of the legislative branch, anyway. They still voted to cede their constitutional role before the Iraq War, with hardly a sufficient dissent. They’re not tough on torture, or any number of other issues. The notion that the D-Party is liberal is laughable. Conservatives in favor of abortion and lobbying–it doesn’t get much worse than that.
Mr Obama has the measure of things:
The job of the Democratic Party is to be so compelling that a (small) percentage of the vote going to another candidate is not going to make any difference.
He’s right, of course.
Nader on either one of them:
If the Democrats can’t landslide the Republicans this year, they ought to just wrap up, close down, emerge in a different form.
Is that a deal we could actually make?
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