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Ralph Nader                                                               Mon, 2008-07-14 19:36.

He is the oldest citizen to ever run for President I read. So he has the record. There was some weird things going on in the last election, perhaps like the phone jamming of public volunteer services in New Hampshire that would have brought more elderly people to vote that a Republican operative was given time to think about in jail, though unrepentant when released. There’s a case in Concord, NH right now that contests Senator John McCain’s candidacy based on an “injury” to the plaintiff, which states under law McCain can’t be eligible he was born in a “jurisdiction” and not a “territory” that the Panama Canal Zone became, I had a grandfather, a stonemason who worked on it and the Brooklyn Bridge.

One thing in the last election “Public Citizen” a consumer’s group, came out publicly to state that Ralph Nader had no connection to them politically, he had just started it with the monies from the settlement and was not part of its operations today. I once worked for NYPIRG (New York Public Interest Research Group) in St. James, NY selling “Public Citizen” subscriptions door-to-door one summer on Long Island. At the end of our “water quality” campaign, Pete Seegar and another gave us a concert in the old theater in Riverhead. NYPIRG is usually under attack when it is in part funded by student activities fees yet as a grad student I had a job that summer.

I find it a little disturbing that someone like Mr. Nader who wants a “tort” museum in Connecticut, representing the rights of the consumer, today a daunting task without “tort reform” is held often almost contemptuous, when other candidates could see that some people think his candidacy has merit when those issues are not addressed by them. When the President of the Senate, Al Gore, was presented with evidence of a “criminal tampering” with voters in Florida, by an African-American woman I recall, understandably a bind for him, there should have been some mechanism of investigation (Senate, FBI, House committee) rather than recounting the “chads” and votes, in my memory. Three bushes in an arroyo, if you ask me. Nader rallies supporters |


Written by georgejmyersjr

07/14/2008 at 7:45 pm

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