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Dan Keding BS: Nader is coming on Meet the Press now (113* d) RE: BS: Nader is coming on Meet the Press now 24 Feb 08


GG,

If I seemed to belittle what Nader has done in the past I am sorry for that. If you read my last post I'm sure you'll see that I did not say anything disrespectful.

I will say this one more time though, I have not seen any grass roots accomplishments in getting third party candidates elected locally on a scale that would challenge the Democrats or Republicans or that would make them address issues they have ignored. If Nader wants to run a presidential campaign that's fine with me, I don't care. But I do think that given his past record I just wonder why there hasn't been a ground swell on the local level of support for third party candidates? Why are Green Party candidates seldom elected and why do we not have a viable third party in this country? If Nader has been working tirelessly on this front for all these years why are the results so dismal? Is it a lie that we do not have a viable third party? Is it a lie that even on a local level the two parties seem to have a strangle hold on American politics? Is it a lie that third party candidates are not winning on a level to even begin to challenge the status quo?

I have no answers to these questions. They may be beyond anyone's current knowledge. I'm not afraid of Nader nor am I demeaning his character or his accomplishments. Perhaps it will take more than a Ralph Nader to shake up this country and introduce true, dynamic change into our political system. But don't accuse me of lying when all I see are questions.

Dan


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