Justin du Coeur (jducoeur) wrote,
Justin du Coeur

The worst part is, I *can* believe he's doing it again

So there we were, sitting around this morning as Meet the Press came on. The guest was Ralph Nader, and the opening question was basically, "So -- are you running?" And he said, "Let me set the stage for the answer..." and began rattling off how many people in the country are independents, and desperately opposed to the big two parties.

I could feel my blood pressure rising as soon as he opened his mouth, and simply flipped the channel. He's not nearly as subtle as he thinks he is, and I'm not nearly as ecstatic as he clearly believes I should be. Once, he could make a reasonable claim at being a new and different voice. Now, though, I see him as just as ego-driven as any politician. And worse: unlike most of them, he doesn't seem to know it. He's simply the spoiler on an ego trip again, and I have lost whatever respect I might have once had for him...

ETA: I rather like dryfoo's usage of "nadered" as a verb...
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