The case for Ralph

Yeah, that Ralph. Peter explains:

Let’s be honest: right now, even to a centrist libertarian like myself, Ralph Nader looks more honorable and honest than most of our existing Congressional representatives and Senators. He may be far to my left in political terms, but at least he’s honest about it! As far as I can tell, he’s never made a habit of lying in his teeth to his constituents. Yes, at this point I’m sufficiently fed up with most ‘establishment’ candidates — of both parties — that I’d probably vote for Mr. Nader in preference to them, given a choice!

Reminds me of something I said eight years ago:

At this point, I find myself wishing that Dennis Kucinich (!) had emerged as the Democratic front-runner: he may have barked at the moon once too often, but even when his answers were palpably absurd, you knew he was serious about them, that he believed what he was saying.

Speaking of Dennis Kucinich, he got redistricted out of his House seat, and is running in OH-9 against incumbent Marcy Kaptur; the GOP opposition is Joe the Plumber. Tell me this isn’t a fun race.


  1. Roger Green »

    6 March 2012 · 1:37 pm

    I voted for Kucinich in the 2004 primary. Voted for Nader in the 2000 general election.
    Just sayin.

  2. CGHill »

    6 March 2012 · 1:38 pm

    So you’re the one. :)

  3. fillyjonk »

    6 March 2012 · 2:57 pm

    Here I was hoping THAT Ralph would be Ralph Wiggum.

    But he’s not old enough to run for office, is he?

    (And, okay, not a real human being…)

  4. Baby M »

    7 March 2012 · 4:47 pm

    Kucinich lost, and slagged his opponent in his concession speech.

    No class.

  5. CGHill »

    7 March 2012 · 6:45 pm

    I follow a handful of people from thereabouts on Twitter, and they seemed to be lined up firmly behind Kaptur.

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