Ralph Nader, Put Up, or Shut Him Up!

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I respected Ralph Nader immensely and he got my vote, which made me one of the few, one of the proud. But, many voters who respect Ralph Nader and his attempts to break up the duopoly and reverse the extremely dangerous road President Bush has put us on financially and internationally, could not justify voting for him given their desire to unseat Bush with a vote for Kerry. As we now know, a vote for Kerry instead of Nader made no difference. But if voters respect Nader and want to see him involved in 2008, it is time put up, or he will be shut up for good.

Nader's campaign incurred a fairly sizeable debt. Nader and his campaign folks have been tireless in their efforts to generate sufficient contributions to qualify for matching funds from the US Government. They have achieved 2/3 of their goal. Now, a deadline looms for the matching funds. The Nader campaign must raise the other 1/3 by March 1, just 12 days away, or face losing the matching funds. If that happens, America may not hear from Nader again in 2008 as the debts will be too large to launch another campaign on behalf of non-Bush supporters. Now is the time to save Nader's intelligent and pragmatic voice for the 2008 election. Now is the time to put up to demonstrate that third parties in America will not be denied. Now is the time to go to Nader's contribution web page make that contribution to insure third parties will still have a voice in America.

I sent my $50 bucks to preserve third party voices in America. How about you? It only takes 3 or 4 minutes. And Ralph Nader's platform and positions reflect so many millions of American's views. Now is the time to insure that his voice and yours will still be heard in 2008. We have become a one party government. Don't let complacency limit American voter choices to the Tweedle Dee and Tweedle Dumbya Democratic and Republican candidates. Like never before, America needs viable third parties to help shape a more centrist and moderate platform and position by the duopoly Dem. and Rep. Parties. Click the link above and preserve real voter choices in 2008.

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That's a tough one. Personally, I like Nader, and I think he's dead on...but he was unable to unite the third parties behind him. He hasn't really tried. The new movement is bigger than that. The new movement does not need to inherit a losing history, and a debt. Sorry Ralph, you've worked hard, and We love ya, but it's time to get on with things. The Revolutionary Coalition is beginning to grow: Third Parties Unite, it's a movement brought to you by "We the People". We owe no allegiences, we have no debt. We only want for all of us, from the middle of the road in America to UNITE on the things we can agree on, like our Rights, and the Constitution, and the Declaration of Independence. We need to reexamine those documents as a nation.

It is time for something brand new and revolutionary here. A massive Coalition of activist groups, third parties and independants. The ground work is pretty well established now. Hope everyone's paying attention.

We differ on this point a bit, Andrew. None of the third parties were able to mobilize in 2004. In fact, they all lost huge ground over the 2000 race. That would indicate to me that the 'wasted vote' on third parties thinking by voters was significant in this last race. As long as the Republicrats are dead even in the polls, it is going to be damn difficult for any third party to garner votes, regardless of who they have heading the ticket.

Under such circumstances, a vote for a third party is a vote for your opponent on the Republicrat ticket. Hence a potentially 'wasted vote' due to the belief that no third party can win.

David, as always, I respect your point of view. I think the reason that no third party reared it's head is because noone, Nader included was able to unite the third parties. Independants had no viable alternative because the third parties competed, and there was no competition to the duopoly. I think the third parties have to unite. Nader has proven that he can't do it. "We the People" have to unite the third parties first. We have to stand up together and demand a real, viable alternative. WE alhave to get involved in the dynamics at work, and make it happen. It won't be one person that does it, no name, just an idea. Just WE THE PEOPLE making it happen, together. Otherwise, the tyrrany of the "duopolu" will continue!!! (how's that for dramatic ;)

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once again the democratic party is leaving me out in the cold. the only candidates they are offering that i can vote for are kucinich and gravel but the way the media has marginalized them, seems to assure that they will not win the nomination. now the democratic party has decided not to count the primary delegates from florida because the state (controlled by republicans) has moved up it's primary. ironic for the party whose rallying cry has been to "count every vote". the party should have found a way to make to make their point without disenfranchising me, but it obviously wasn't important to them. we can see where their priorities lie by the fact that while candidates are signing pledges not to campaign here, they make sure to leave loopholes allowing then to raise finances here. i voted for nader in 2000 and 2004 because no one else represented me and i felt he was the best man for the job. i have no regrets in this. i did not vote green in 2004 because of that ridiculous concession to grant the democratic candidate the green party electoral votes to the democrats in those states where it would make the difference and give them the win. if i would have wanted my vote to be counted for a democrat, i would have voted for their candidate. to all those who preach the spoiler argument, if not for nader, i would have voted for someone else or not at all. i may be a democrat but the party will not automatically get my vote because of that. they will only get my vote by dealing with my issues, not by courting republicans in an attempt to win. victory at all costs is not victory. ralph, please run in 2008. america needs you. i need you.

once again the democratic party is leaving me out in the cold. the only candidates they are offering that i can vote for are kucinich and gravel but the way the media has marginalized them, seems to assure that they will not win the nomination. now the democratic party has decided not to count the primary delegates from florida because the state (controlled by republicans) has moved up it's primary. ironic for the party whose rallying cry has been to "count every vote". the party should have found a way to make to make their point without disenfranchising me, but it obviously wasn't important to them. we can see where their priorities lie by the fact that while candidates are signing pledges not to campaign here, they make sure to leave loopholes allowing then to raise finances here. i voted for nader in 2000 and 2004 because no one else represented me and i felt he was the best man for the job. i have no regrets in this. i did not vote green in 2004 because of that ridiculous concession to grant the democratic candidate the green party electoral votes to the democrats in those states where it would make the difference and give them the win. if i would have wanted my vote to be counted for a democrat, i would have voted for their candidate. to all those who preach the spoiler argument, if not for nader, i would have voted for someone else or not at all. i may be a democrat but the party will not automatically get my vote because of that. they will only get my vote by dealing with my issues, not by courting republicans in an attempt to win. victory at all costs is not victory. ralph, please run in 2008. america needs you. i need you.

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