From the “Minutes Behind When Seconds Count” Dept., Consumer Advocate, perennial worry-wort, and 2004 independent presidential campaign spoiler Ralph Nader is suing the Democratic Party for allegedly conspiring to keep him from taking votes away from nominee John Kerry.
Would somebody please tell Ralph Nader to just go away? I’m still torqued at him for killing the Chevrolet Corvair…
Mr. Nader's lawsuit also names as co-defendants Sen. Kerry's campaign, the Service Employees International Union, and several so-called 527-Organizations such as America Coming Together, which were created to promote voter turnout on behalf of the Democratic ticket. What possible, tangible good can come from this--other than add fuel to the pyre already ablaze against frivolous lawsuits.
I think he’s just sore because there weren’t any 527’s organized on his behalf. Now Ralphie, in order for people to like you—and vote for you—you have to be likeable.
The lawsuit alleges that the Democratic National Committee conspired to force Nader off the ballot in several states.
"The Democratic Party is going after anyone who presents a credible challenge to their monopoly over their perceived voters," whined Nader, and "this lawsuit was filed to help advance a free and open electoral process for all candidates and voters. Candidate rights and voter rights nourish each other for more voices, choices, and a more open and competitive democracy."
Yes, in the land of the free and home of the brave, there is freedom of speech, and neccessarily, longsuffering of those who wish to excercise that right. Sometimes, however, the people just don’t care for a certain set of positions…
Hey, Ralph, face it, no one but you wanted you on the ticket.