Many Democrats feel that Ralph Nader was instrumental in helping President Bush win in the 2004 election by siphoning off much needed democratic votes.
Nader wants us all to believe that he is a fighter for common man, a champion of consumer rights, protector of consumer rights and savior of the planet. However, Ralph is a big hypocrite and just another cog in the corporate machine.
According to www.realchange.org
Ralph Nader has done a lot of good for consumers. He has also led attacks on such evils as Volkswagen cars, the American Automobile Association, whole milk, colored toilet paper, fluoridated water, and the Elvis stamp. Through it all he has manipulated the press brilliantly and built himself a comfortable and powerful niche without need for election, even within his own consumer groups.
4 years after he unquestionably tipped the 2000 Presidential election to George W. Bush, Nader refuses to admit that or take any kind of responsibility, and he's planning to run again. This time though even the Green party is getting sick of him.
For 30 years, Ralph Nader has proclaimed himself to be "Saint Ralph", the only honest man in
a HUGE hypocrite -- just another politician -- Anti-democratic authoritarian -- secret luxury house -- owned by the trial lawyers' lobby -- busted a union among his workers -- abuses workers -- amassing millions of dollars and playing the stock market with it -- secrecy and stonewalling -- vindictive toward critics -- forced "contributions" to his college PIRG groups -- hypochondriac -- Quotes -- Sources
Although the entrance of Ralph Nader into the presidential race would almost secure John McCain a win in November, I prefer he stay out of the race so we can have a true race between two viable candidates resulting in one “accepted” winner and no excuses for the loser.