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.