Ralph Nader announced his intention of once again enterng the race for president of the United States. He claims most people are disenchanted with Republican and Democratic candidates and simply dying for him to enter the fray and offer a full dose of Nader self righteousness. According to Nader, the existing candidates are in the pockets of the corporate world and none offers new solutions to world and national issues. Nader blamed Joh McCain and Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama for failure to support Medicare and refusing to crack down on Pentagon spending. “The issue is do they have the moral courage, do they have the fortitude to stand up to corporate powers and get things done for the American people. We have to shift the power from the few to the many.”
As we recall, Ralph Nader in 2000 saw no difference between a victory for George Bush or Al Gore. One would hope after that delusional statement, Nader would at least recognize his role in allowing George Bush to become president and preside over destruction of America’s moral standing in the world and the horror of Iraq. But, when it comes to grandstanding and pretending to take the moral high position, no one sinks lower in the desire for grandiose pretentiousness than Ralph Nader. He did more to assist corporate power, to assist anti-worker legislation, to assist denial of medical care than any person in this nation.
A vote for Nader is a vote for continuance of war in Iraq of a Supreme Court controlled by right wingers and an America which furthers the interest of the corporate world. The price for Ralph Nader’s personal salvation is destroying the soul of the United States. He would sell out to the Devil if it