Don't blame Nader.
As a supporter of Barack Obama at the Iowa caucus, I was hopeful that finally we could have a president that we could be proud of: a leader, an orator, an intellectual, a nonpartisan who spoke of a new direction for our country. And yes, I cannot even imagine how bad a President McCain would be. But if Mr. Obama loses the election it won't be because of Ralph Nader. It will be because he "threw the progressives under the bus."
How can you ask us to vote for a man that veered right once he secured the nomination? Mr. Obama promised to tell our citizens what they needed to know, not what they wanted to hear, but then fired his first foreign policy advisor for speaking the truth about Senator Clinton, disowned his pastor for damning the United States for our treatment of Native Americans and "African-Americans" and censored General Clark for saying that McCain's military experience didn't qualify him to be president.
How can you ask us to vote for a man that will continue our involvement in Iraq for sixteen months or longer, who wants to expand the unwinnable war in Afghanistan and invade Pakistan if necessary and who wants to strengthen our military, which is already larger than the rest of the world's combined?
How can you ask us to vote for a man who said he would filibuster the unconstitutional FISA bill and then voted for it without a whimper? He is the same man who voted for the Wall Street bailout when the overwhelming majority of voters were against it.
How can you ask us to vote for a man who shuns the scientific community and supports "clean coal and safe nuclear" technology in order to get the votes and money that those industries provide?
For the last fifty years, the Republican and Democratic parties have taken turns promising change but delivering the same corruption and lies, promoting corporate interests above the public interests, and enriching the military-industrial complex through a policy of wars and empire-building.
It is time for a change, so don't throw your vote away--vote third party!
San Diego, CA
Oct 9 2008 - 2:43pm