Today's Notable Quote: from The Atlantic Magazine "He made the cars we drive safer; thirty years later, he made George W. Bush the president."
Parlaying his popularity as a "grass-roots" hero and 1969 Time Magazine cover celebrity into four unsuccessful (to put it generously) bids for the White House (1992, 1996, 2000 and 2004) isn't enough, for Mr. Nader. According to numerous news reports emerging this week--Ralph is gearing up for yet another run as a third-party candidate.
The Downside: In a protracted (seemingly endless)campaign during which both parties have survived on sound-byte driven drivel--gleaned from responses to Network-selected YouTube video questions, simplistic Gump-like platitudes and empty promises for "change"...RN could muddy the already murky water even more. How about holding the current 3 1/2 candidates accountable for providing some substance in place of the current "spin"?
The Upside: For candidate McCain...he would no longer be the oldest candidate in the race at age 71 (Ralph Nader is 73). For the late William Jennings Bryan...Mr. Nader would further solidify his place of distinction - having made the highest number of unsuccessful "serious" Presidential campaigns. Read on for more about Ralph's Quixotian quest...Nader for White House '08?