Sunday, February 24, 2008

Crazy Uncle Declares He's Running For President

Ralph Nader, the perennial candidate for President, has decided to run again. It makes me wonder what Ron Paul will think since the crazy uncle routine was Nader's gig before Ron Paul stepped on the national stage.

He won 2.74% of the vote in 2000, and Democrats often blame him for costing Al Gore the election (that is when they're not blaming the US Supreme Court, that is). In 2004, he got less than 1% of the vote.

Exit question: Who does the Nader candidacy benefit: McCain or Obama? Or neither.

Patterico thinks that Nader's run can't be good news for Obama, especially with such rich quotes like this floating around:
“His record in the Senate is pretty mediocre,” Nader said. “His most distinctive characteristic is the extent to which he censors himself. He hasn’t performed as a really progressive first-term senator would.”
Pandagon's crew thinks that this is bad jobu and that someone ought to stage an intervention (just follow the comments).

Others blogging: Sister Toldjah, Macranger, Blue Crab Boulevard, Wake Up America, and Secular Blasphemy.

Corrected attribution for Hot Air comment to Patterico, who's guest blogging over at Hot Air.

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