WASHINGTON - Ralph Nader is launching a third-party campaign for president.
The consumer advocate made the announcement Sunday on NBC's "Meet the Press." He says most Americans are disenchanted with the Democratic and Republican parties, and that none of the presidential contenders are addressing ways to stem corporate crime and Pentagon waste and promote labor rights.
Now all we have to do is convince H. Ross Perot to step into the fray! Common Ross, you can do it one more time!!!!!
Isn't it true that independent candidates usually siphon votes away from the Democrats? Are you saying that Perot's 19,743,821 votes all came from former Bush supporters? A stronger Bush Presidency and campaign would have prevented the loss of votes to Perot, wouldn't it?
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Reply 22, posted (7 years 3 months 2 days 3 hours ago) and read 1628 times:
Quoting Diamond (Reply 21): Isn't it true that independent candidates usually siphon votes away from the Democrats?
Ross wasn't your typical independent candidate. He was an extremely successful business person who had personally financed a rescue of his employees when they were stuck behind enemy lines in Iran. He was for fiscal restraint in a period following Reagan's deficit spending and Bush's betrayal on his no new taxes pledge.
While nobody can say for sure, it is widely believed that Perot's presence in the 1992 election fractured the GOP base of fiscal conservatives and drew some middle of the road moderates and that was a major factor in Clinton's first victory.
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Reply 24, posted (7 years 3 months 2 days 2 hours ago) and read 1592 times:
Nader -- just have to shake my head. WTF? At least McCain will be able to say he's not the oldest man running for president anymore.
I would suspect at this point that the Nader campaign will get a LOT of money from Republican contributions. Think about it! individuals are maxed out at $2300, but they can each give an additional $2300 to a second candidate, if I'm not mistaken.
Quoting Pope (Reply 22): While nobody can say for sure, it is widely believed that Perot's presence in the 1992 election fractured the GOP base of fiscal conservatives and drew some middle of the road moderates and that was a major factor in Clinton's first victory.
An awful lot of people who normally vote for democrats voted for Perot.
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