Sunday, February 24, 2008

Nader Joins the Fray

Ralph Nader joining the presidential race? This can only be good news for Repubs. He addressed the spoiler claim thusly:

Nader vociferously disputes the spoiler claim, saying only Democrats are to blame for losing the race to George W. Bush. He said Sunday there could be no chance of him tipping the election to Republicans because the electorate will not vote for a "pro-war John McCain."

"If the Democrats can't landslide the Republicans this year, they ought to just wrap up, close down, emerge in a different form," Nader said.

I think he's wrong on the war claim...the latest polling shows that the positive numbers on Iraq hover around 40%. If the vote for a particular candidate was based only on that issue, he's right. However, the economy has emerged as the top issue and I'm sure there will be much effort to tie the two closely together...probably why Murtha has started focusing on the "Hidden Costs to the War in Iraq".

I do think that people will be more swayed by Health Care ideas and hoping for more giveaways from the Feds now that the media has just doesn't have much dire news to report from Iraq. They've got plenty of fodder in highlighting the minuscule number (relatively speaking) of people "losing their homes" due to foreclosure.

Sister Toldjah
has a great round-up on Nader's announcement and reactions to it.

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