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Step off, old man!
Sunday, 25 July 2004
Repugs for Nader
This is from www.talkingpointsmemo.com and pretty much sums up the Nader campaign.

"From ABCNews ...

Consumer advocate Ralph Nader's quixotic presidential campaign says it submitted about 5,400 signatures to get on the Michigan ballot, far short of the required number of 30,000. Luckily for him, approximately 43,000 signatures were filed by Michigan Republicans on his behalf, more than meeting the requirement.
Speaks for itself.

Idiots ..."


Posted by brettdavey at 8:37 AM EDT
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Tuesday, 27 July 2004 - 7:59 AM EDT

Name: Fats

I wish there were a way to prevent stuff like this. This is similar to the Democrats being allowed to swap out Toricelli for Lautenberg in the NJ senate race. These types of things subvert the entire democratic process.

What really annoys me is that the idiots in power who do these things don't give any consideration to the longer-term consequences. Yes, you can gain the advantage momentarily by throwing the old rules out the window (although gaining a senate seat is a pretty big long-term advantage given that US voters will only dump an incumbent for extremem malfeasance). Unfortunatley for everone, the other side can and will now do it to you the first chance they get. Another parallel was when NJ was considering taxing Pennsylvanians who worked here. They projected millions in additional revenue. Duh, how long will it take PA to retaliate and tax all the NJers who work in PA (Philly is chock full of them).

The Republicans shouldn't be surprised when the Democrats start putting up 'independent' candidates for the Republicans just to siphon off their voter base. I can just see the Limbaugh ticket forming right now.

Fatman

Tuesday, 27 July 2004 - 8:00 AM EDT

Name: Fats

By the way, your readers (all four of us) are expecting detailed coverage of the convention from you.

Fatman

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