Calling Washington, D.C., “corporate-occupied territory,” consumer advocate Ralph Nader launched his fifth campaign for the presidency Sunday.
“I’m running for president,” said Nader in an appearance on NBC’s “Meet the Press.” Nader downplayed the impact he might have on the ultimate outcome of the race, saying “if Democrats can’t landslide the Republicans this year, they ought to just wrap up, close down, emerge in a different form.” […]
Okay, so Ralph Nader has entered the presidential race and all of progressive America is having horrible flashbacks.
All of the criticisms of his 2004 run still hold, and even the left-wing blogosphere is completely against the idea. It’s a narcissistic and, at this point, almost embarrassing endeavor that has only the chance to do harm to the progressive values and ideals Nader holds dear. […]