NADER’S RUN FOR THE WHITE HOUSE
by Gerry McCarthy
Some of the mainstream media’s reaction to Ralph Nader’s decision to enter the U.S. Presidential race is curious.
Many suggest that in the upcoming election between Senator John Kerry and President George W. Bush, Nader could play the spoiler and help Bush secure a second term.
The argument is based on the 2000 Presidential election when Nader received 97,000 votes in the state of Florida. With Bush’s margin of victory in Florida just a razor-thin 537 votes, it’s been argued Nader cost Al Gore the election....