Wednesday, January 30, 2008

Ralph Nader Considering Another Run at President

Apparently consumer activist Ralph Nader is thinking about making yet another run at the White House. Nader ran for president in 2000 and again in 2004, and was blamed by some Democrats for taking votes away from Al Gore, especially in Florida, the state that ended up deciding the election in George Bush's favor. Although many Democrats may agree with Nader's stands on the environment and corporate power, for lots of them he has become an annoying gadfly who skewers politicians from both parties and has been a thorn in the side of Democrats as well as Republicans.

The 73-year-old Nader, long a critic of the power of corporations over politics, said he is thinking of running for president again because he doesn't think the candidates currently in the race are standing up sufficiently to the corporate interests.

Nader said that he has set up an exploratory committee and will spend the next month sizing up the fundraising potential for such a bid.

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