Sunday, February 24, 2008

Ralph Nader: oh please

Ralph Nader, the man who brought us George W. Bush in the 2000 Presidential election, has once again decided he doesn't have enough to do. That's the only generous reason I can come up with as to why he's decided to run --for the fourth time-- for President. There are plenty of less generous assessments out there.

Mike Huckabee has sagely observed to CNN, "Republicans would welcome his entry into the race." No duh.

After a long and fairly distinguished career as a consumer advocate, he's working hard to turn himself into Ross Perot: a cranky spoiler who revels in his outsider status, where he doesn't have to actually work within the system to get anything accomplished. All he has to do is stand on the sidelines and bitch sanctimoniously.

I simultaneously feel sorry for Ralph and want to kick him in his bony old self-absorbed ass.

1 comment:

Dan Brekke said...

Nader was on the local public radio morning talk show last week and sounded truly unhinged when he was challenged on what he's doing.

I still remember my dad taking me to see him speak -- over in Chicago Heights, of all things, when it still had something that resembled a downtown.