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Nader Announces Run For Presidency

Nader Announces Run For Presidency

The consumer advocate, who has run as a third party presidential candidate two times before, made the announcement Sunday on NBC's "Meet the Press.

He said 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.

Nader also kicked off his 2004 presidential run on the show.

Kevin Zeese, who was Nader's spokesman during the 2004 presidential race, but is no longer working for him, said Friday that Nader had been actively talking to "lots of people on all sorts of levels" about the possibility of making another run.

Peter Camejo, Nader's running mate in 2004, said Nader's overall philosophy on elections has not changed.

"You've got to keep running to raise the issues that are never discussed," Camejo said. "There's a whole series of issues that only a Ralph Nader would raise."

Last month, Nader began an exploratory presidential campaign and launched a Web site that promises to fight "corporate greed, corporate power, corporate control."

Nader is still loathed by many Democrats who call him a spoiler and claim his candidacy in 2000 cost Democrats the election by siphoning votes away from Al Gore in a razor-thin contest in Florida. Nader has vociferously disputed the spoiler claim, saying only Democrats are to blame for losing the race to George W. Bush.

Though he won 2.7 percent of the national vote as the Green Party candidate in 2000, Nader won just 0.3 percent as an independent in 2004, when he appeared on the ballot in only 34 states.

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Well, it's about time. What took him so long?
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Well, it's about time. What took him so long?

He will never win, he will only take votes away from Obama thus putting McCain in the driver's seat.............
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Bummer about that. The system sucks--fix it, or face this issue each election cycle
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Anyone who runs for president has an over abundance of ego--he's no different
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I hear McCain already donated to the campaign...

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Pat Paulsen posthumously Announces his Bid for Presidency.
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I hear McCain already donated to the campaign...
Was that in the NYT?
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He will never win, he will only take votes away from Obama thus putting McCain in the driver's seat.............
We can only hope...

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