Nader 'Almost 100%' Certain Obama Will Face Primary

He's just not sure what the 'stature' of the candidate will be
By Kevin Spak,  Newser Staff
Posted Aug 5, 2011 1:16 PM CDT
Ralph Nader Says He's Almost 100% Certain Obama Will Face Primary Challenge in 2012
Ralph Nader is seen in Washington, on Thursday, Aug. 20, 2009.   (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)

(Newser) – The debt ceiling deal has so inflamed liberals that "the chances of there being a challenge to Obama in the primary are almost 100%," Ralph Nader said yesterday in an interview with the Daily Caller. Nader has said for a while that he’s trying to get someone to run against Obama, and after last week, he's sure a Democrat will step up to the plate. He’s just not sure who yet, but he says there will be “another chapter of this effort” in about a week and a half.

Nader said the candidate could be “an ex-senator or an ex-governor” or an “intellectual leader or an environmental leader.” One thing’s for sure though, the candidate won’t be Nader himself. “I’ve done my rounds,” he said. (Read more Ralph Nader stories.)

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