Not Nader: Don't waste your vote
Because Of Nader, President Gore Is Not Finishing His Second Term Resources
Brent Budowsky
February 24, 2008
Reprinted from with permission of the author.

If the Academy Awards could give a lifetime achievement award for vainglorious pomposity and self-indulgence, the Oscar goes to Ralph Nader.

Had Ralph Nader not run in 2000, President Al Gore would be finishing his second term. The Iraq war would never have happened, Abu Ghraib would have been nothing more than a fiction in horror movies. There would be a progressive majority on the Supreme Court rather than Roberts and Alito.

Had Ralph Nader not run in 2000, President Gore would have received the Nobel Peace Prize for historic global warming policies enacted during his presidency.

Now here comes Nader again, mid-life crisis and all, a little boy in a man's body, desperately in need of gainful employment, and pathetically in need of media attention, doing it again.

It is a shame that someone who had made such enormous contributions promoting honest conduct for corporations, major protection for consumers and significant support for the environment is reduced to another pathetic vanity play that can only help those he once battled on behalf of us all.

It wont matter, voters will not make the same mistake again, but make no mistake, when the award is presented for ego, vanity and pomposity the Oscar goes to Ralph Nader.

Brent Budowsky served as Legislative Assistant to U.S. Senator Lloyd Bentsen, responsible for commerce and intelligence matters, and was one of the core drafters of the CIA Identities Law. Served as Legislative Director to Congressman Bill Alexander, then Chief Deputy Whip, House of Representatives. Currently a member of the International Advisory Council of the Intelligence Summit. Left goverment in 1990 for marketing and public affairs business including major corporate entertainment and talent management. He can be reached at  


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