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Barr's Run Has Many in GOP Worried
Barr's Run
Has Many in GOP Worried
OPINION

Barr's Run Has Many in GOP Worried

Libertarian candidate could play spoiler, but lacks key resources

(Newser) - Bob Barr’s former GOP colleagues have been beseeching the Libertarian Party presidential nominee not to run against John McCain. “Please don’t do it,” Barr happily recounts being told. They fear he could do to McCain what Nader did to Gore in states such as Georgia, Alaska,...

Obama 'Wants to Talk White': Nader

Third-party maverick says Dem avoids poverty, favors 'appeal to white guilt'

(Newser) - Ralph Nader says Barack Obama "wants to talk white" and "appeal to white guilt" while ignoring poverty, the third-party presidential candidate told the Rocky Mountain News yesterday. The consumer advocate said the only thing that separated Obama from past Democrats is that he’s “half African-American,"...

Barr Could Be the Ralph Nader of 2008: GOP

Republicans fear Libertarian will pull votes from McCain

(Newser) - A former ally has Republicans sweating the possibility that he could siphon votes away from John McCain, the AP says. Bob Barr, an outspoken ex-GOP congressman and Libertarian Party presidential nominee, is now trying to get on the ballot in 20 states in time for November. “Bob could be...

Nader Likes Obama, but He's Still a 'Corporate Democrat'

Says Democrat will make concessions to big business

(Newser) - Ralph Nader prefers Barack Obama to Hillary Clinton, but still considers Obama what he calls “a corporate Democrat,” the Green Party candidate for president tells the Wall Street Journal in a wide-ranging chat over lunch. Despite the populist rhetoric, Obama has “made his peace” with the need...

Poll: McCain Ties Obama, Beats Clinton Narrowly

Republican is trusted more than either Democrat on economy

(Newser) - John McCain is tied with Barack Obama and has a 5-point edge over Hillary Clinton in a Reuters poll out today—an improvement for the Democrats. On economic stewardship, the Republican had a 3-point margin over Obama and a 5-point margin over Clinton. The pollster said the Dems continue hurting...

Nader Chooses Former SF Pol as Running Mate

Green Party stalwart Matt Gonzalez rounds out independent ticket

(Newser) - Independent presidential candidate Ralph Nader today selected Matt Gonzalez as his running mate, the San Francisco Business Times reports. Gonzalez, 42, was elected San Francisco supervisor on the Green Party ticket in 2000, with the famously hippy Haight-Ashbury neighborhood part of his district. A last-minute campaign for mayor in 2003...

Nader Still Buffering ... Buffering ...
Nader Still Buffering ... Buffering ...
OPINION

Nader Still Buffering ... Buffering ...

Seeing Internet as 'a snare and a delusion' surely won't help independent's candidacy

(Newser) - Ralph Nader might seem like just the crusader to milk the Internet for all its movement-building potential, but, Andrew Rasiej and Micah L. Sifry write in Politico, his “self-defeating attitude” toward the web is likely to keep him on the sidelines. The third-party presidential hopeful claims his “Internet-literate...

Dems Blast Candidate Nader
Dems Blast Candidate Nader

Dems Blast Candidate Nader

Dems condemn Nader; Huckabee says GOP will welcome him

(Newser) - Democrats took shots at Ralph Nader today after the consumer advocate jumped into the presidential race, the New York Times reports. “Wow, that’s really unfortunate,” a surprised Hillary Clinton said. “It’s not good for anybody, especially our country.” Obama praised Nader's advocacy, but added,...

Nader Begins White House Bid
Nader Begins White House Bid

Nader Begins White House Bid

Dems intend full-court press to keep potential spoiler off the ballot

(Newser) - Consumer advocate Ralph Nader, whose third-party candidacy many thought handed George W. Bush the presidency in 2000, announced this morning that he will again make a bid for the White House, reports MSNBC. In a Meet the Press interview, he cited America's fatigue with mainstream parties and his belief that...

Nader Will Reveal Election Plans
Nader Will Reveal Election Plans

Nader Will Reveal Election Plans

He'll announce decision on 'Meet the Press' Sunday

(Newser) - Ralph Nader will announce this weekend whether he intends to run for president again. He's been talking to “lots of people on all sorts of levels” about a potential bid, said Nader's spokesman from the 2004 race. The announcement comes Sunday on "Meet the Press." “Obviously,...

Democracy: 'Hot or Not'?
Democracy:
'Hot or Not'?
NEW RELEASE

Democracy: 'Hot or Not'?

To negate the Nader effect, pick a president the way you'd rate a 'drunk sorority girl'

(Newser) - The US voting system has serious problems, as any Gore-loving Floridian can attest. A new book, Gaming the Vote, recounts the failings of plurality voting, which allows spoilers such as Ralph Nader undue influence. Author William Poundstone explores systems from instant runoff voting to "the method used on the...

Guess Who: Ralph Flirts With Bid
Guess Who: Ralph Flirts With Bid

Guess Who: Ralph Flirts With Bid

Kucinich exit might just make room for third-party presidential try

(Newser) - Well, hello again: Ralph Nader has revealed an exploratory presidential website, telling Politico that Dennis Kucinich’s exit leaves an electoral niche that might just fit him. Said the consumer advocate-turned-third-partier, "We’re testing the waters on the overriding issue of corporate control, of our political economy, and anything...

Ralph Nader Likes Edwards, But Nobody Likes Nader

Praise for populist isn't exactly welcome

(Newser) - Ralph Nader took Hillary Clinton to the woodshed and heaped praise on John Edwards this week for his anti-corporate courage, but Edwards wasn't exactly trumpeting the support. Nader hasn't been forgiven for siphoning off vital votes from Gore in 2000, the Los Angeles Times reports. "Can't we get one...

Nader Sues Dems, Claiming '04 Conspiracy

Suit says Dems and Kerry-Edwards blocked him from state ballots

(Newser) - Ralph Nader jumped into the political fray today, suing the Dems for a "vast Democratic Party conspiracy" to block his 2004 election, McClatchy Newspapers reports. He accused the Democratic Party, Kerry-Edwards 2004, and other groups of keeping him from state ballots "as a means to drive into deep...

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