These are some of the issues that Ralph Nader stands for according to his website:
- Adopt single payer national health insurance,
- Cut the huge, bloated, wasteful military budget
- No to nuclear power, solar energy first
- Aggressive crackdown on corporate crime
and corporate welfare
- Open up the Presidential debates
- Adopt a carbon pollution tax
- Reverse U.S. policy in the Middle East
- Impeach Bush/Cheney
- Repeal the Taft-Hartley anti-union law
- Adopt a Wall Street securities speculation tax
- Put an end to ballot access obstructionism
- Work to end corporate personhood
Ralph Nader is the idealistic man in a non-idealistic world. Those of us that grew up in the 60’s and 70’s vividly recall that world of idealism. And yes, purely on the issues he is.
But I just can’t do it. That is, support or vote for Ralph Nader. He is dead on with every one of my issues.
And why can’t I support or vote for him (besides the fact he is not electable)?
In the year 2000, in one of the great ironies of our time, Ralph Nader, the idealist, help to elect George W. Bush to the Presidency. Subtract Nader from that campaign and Al Gore would be serving his last year in what I believe would have been a great eight years with his approval ratings at an all-time high. Al Gore would have continuing peace abroad. Al Gore would have continuing prosperity at home. Of this, I have no doubt.
I am wholeheartedly supporting, volunteering and voting for Barack Obama. He is not perfect on all my issues, but he is certainly much closer to those issues than John McCain.
I want “single-payer.” I want the bloated defense budget cut drastically. The time for solar power is here and needs federal sponsorship in a big way to really succeed. I want an end to this “dumb war” in Iraq. But I am certainly will never get these things with John McCain as President. Not even close. He will be so busy fighting his “hundred year war” in Iraq, there will be no money for anything else.
Do not support Ralph Nader and allow history to repeat itself. I wish he would fade away. He has accomplished great things in his life, but he may be remembered as the man who elected George H. Bush to the Presidency. I sense this time the voters will ignore him. But voting for Nader will only help elect McCain and what a terrible event that would be for us and the world. He might as well sign on to be John McCain’s campaign manager. Reading on Walden Bookstore.