March 3, 2004

Nader - why is he running

From No Watermelons comes a link to Thomas Sowell's latest column: "Nader's glitter" bq. Ralph Nader may have performed a real public service by running for President again, despite the pleas and outcries of his liberal admirers. Oblivious to charges that his candidacy cost Al Gore the 2000 election, Nader has again put his own agenda first and foremost. bq. By doing so, Ralph Nader may at last force some people to actually think about him, especially in quarters where gushing about him has been the only accepted response in the past. Liberal columnist Albert Hunt, for example, says that Nader is "tarnishing a glittering record." bq. Nader does indeed have a glittering record. But all that glitters is not gold. Read the whole thing - it covers a lot of Nader's career and points out the fact that Nader -- I'll let Thomas say it: bq. In one of his earliest writings, Nader said, "the consumer must be protected at times from his own indiscretion and vanity." In other words, he wanted the Ralph Naders of the world to be able to dictate to consumers and producers alike. It's all about him. So is running for president. Posted by DaveH at March 3, 2004 12:21 PM