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Monday, February 25, 2008

Obituary: Ralph Nader

Pathetic can be an overused term, but Nader has brought it back well shined and dripping in the dismissive venom it imparts. Ralph, like a humorless Don Quixote, has donned his battle gear and gone forth to do battle with the two party system, not realizing that the Republicans and Democrats are an organic structure that grew out of our Constitution's governmental structure. The place that policies are hammered out is in the crucible of the nomination process, not, as Ralph wants, in the general election. As good as single payer health care may be, that was sorted out when Kusinich and Edwards dropped out. All of Nader's issues are being discussed, and will rise and fall with their merit. Ralph Nader is the Ron Paul of the left, except this isn't Paul's fifth run for president.

The Who sang "Hope I die before I get old". Perhaps that line was a bit over the top, but that's rock n' roll. Nobody mails you a notice that time has passed you by, and you should be making the best of things as they are. Nader has become a joke, and his stink rubs off on the issues that he promotes. Unfortunately many of those issues are worthy. The only reason I can think of for Nader's announcement of another pointless campaign is that he needs something to keep busy and a few true believers to stroke his ego. Ralph has the trifecta of tragedy going for him. Pathetic, sad and counter productive.

This is the last time I'm going to waste any time or energy thinking about Ralph. Adios


Poetryman said...

Energy Independence Now!

No more Oil Wars!

Stop funding the terrorists!

Drill in Anwar.

Build more nuclear power plants

Use More coal.

Use more natural gas

Turn trash into energy

Double the efficiency of windmills and solar cells.

If France can do nuclear power so can we.

If Brazil can do biomass/ethanol power so can we.

If Australia can do LNG power so can we.

Domestically produced energy will end recession and spur the economy.

Bert Chadick said...

Yikes! You've gotta lay off the bumper stickers man.