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February 21, 2004


Within seconds of learning about the website www.naderexplore04.org, Girl-E fired off the following email. Some of you may not agree with its sentiment, but if you do, we urge you to send one like it to info@naderexplore04.org.

Dear Mr. Nader,
I know you expect criticism for exploring a 2004 presidential candidacy, and for all I know it fuels your resolve. In a perfect world, voters could support who they truly believed in with the consequence of electing the best man or woman for the job. But the thought of four more years of a Bush administration is
ghastly and horrifying, and your candidacy would, no matter how you deny it, help this happen. I don't have to quote the 2000 Florida numbers to you, which I'm sure you've seen hundreds of times. Kucinich was your proxy, he didn't carry the message-- take that for what it is and give the Democrats a shot. Believe me, as a progressive, I am also dissapointed in and disillusioned with the Democratic Party regulars, but Bush is a far greater enemy, to Americans and the world. I admire and respect you for your ideas and conviction, but please, for the love of Allah, let it go this time.
With utmost pleading and sincerity,
Boston, MA

Posted by The Twins at February 21, 2004 04:24 PM

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Tracked on February 22, 2004 03:29 PM


I assume you've seen www.ralphdontrun.net?
It's the standard story, but packaged nice and pretty for the short-attention-span crew.

And although I will be sending a similar email later tonight, he is not my major worry.

Right-wing bullcrap and hairy spiders, those are my major worries.

Posted by: nikita at February 21, 2004 07:11 PM

Well, looks like it came too late:
Damn. I don't know that I'd vote for him even if I thought he could win (I suspect I'm very slightly too conservative to do so, although I'd need to think about it), so I wasn't facing the same issues that you outlined in your email above, but I'm still pretty annoyed.
The thing for me is that I really, really don't have a beef with anyone voting for him who honestly thinks he'd make the best president, although I suspect I disagree, but anyone who does it to "send a wake-up call" to the Democratic Party--gah. And I knew more than one person who did that in 2000. I really hope that element avoids him this time, at least.

Posted by: Jess at February 22, 2004 10:32 AM

I'm a firm believer that a third party would really help to open things up (or turn our country over to the Conservatives . . . in the short term). That's why I voted third-party in the past two elections. Including 2000. And I live in Florida. So, you see, I'm at the top of the list of people who DO NOT want another Nader run. It's almost a guarantee that he won't get as many votes as last time (unless some Republicans cast protest votes), so why bother? Really, Ralph . . . why?

Posted by: Scott-san at February 23, 2004 09:42 AM