Wednesday, January 30, 2008

With Edwards out, is Nader in?

"John Edwards, the banner of Democratic Party populism, is dropping out, and Dennis Kucinich dropped out earlier, so in terms of voters who are at least interested in having major areas of injustice, deprivations, and solutions discussed in a presidential campaign, they might be interested in my exploratory effort," Nader said, according to CNN.

Nader originally sparked interest in the media when he launched a website for an exploratory committee for the presidency, which is often a subtle way of saying "I'm running for president." Upon the withdrawal of John Edwards' bid for the White House earlier today, Nader vowed to run if he raises $10 million and is able to recruit enough lawyers, saying the above quote.

For those of us new to politics (don't be ashamed!), Ralph Nader is an attorney and political activist who has run for president four times (in '92, '96, '00, and '04) as an Independent or Green Party member.

Would YOU vote for Nader? Why or why not?