The word hate is awfully strong, and I’ve never met the man, so I’ve gone with despise. But ooooooh, how I despise him.
I hold Ralph Nader personally responsible for the 8 years of Bush atrocities and incompetencies that have been visited on the United States. OK, so I also hold responsible the people who voted for him — but mainly I blame the man himself, because he knew he couldn’t win in 2000 or 2004, he knew that his campaign would mainly pull votes from the Democratic candidate, and he ran anyway.
Frankly, his leaping into the race at this point immediately makes me wonder if the Republicans are paying him. Shades of conspiracy theory, I know … but still.
I can only hope that the people who helped Ralph Nader reelect Bush 4 years ago will have more sense this time. Hello? Have you liked how things have gone in the USA since you cast that pointless, tragic vote? Do you really want anti-abortion, pro-war John McCain (and some right-wing conservative wacko VP to be named late) running the country? No? Then for goodness sake, vote Democrat!
Here’s a great quote from The Christian Science Monitor:
“What’s the definition of insanity?” says Todd Gitlin, a political analyst at Columbia University in New York. “Doing the same thing over and over again and expecting a different result?”