My little brother and his brilliant musician room-mates voted for Nader back in 2000 because he was the only candidate that was openly advocating for the legalization of marijuana, which appealed to their love of all things mind-altering. Some folks tried to blame the Nader voters for the fact that Gore didn't end up being our President. I still think that's scapegoating. I mean how were they supposed to know that things would end up being that close?
I'm also sympathetic with those who are trying to voice their displeasure with our two-party system that makes it impossible for anyone but a Democrat or Republican to become President and I understand that this motivated some people to vote for Nader. That's perfectly legitimate, in my eyes. However, Nader has now gone beyond his sometimes self-aggrandizing ways and shown that he is nothing more than an attention-hog who is even willing to resort to making racist slurs in order to stretch out his fifteen minutes of fame.
Update: Congratulations, Ralph Nader is the winner of our official "Special White Woman" award for the month of November.
By the way, is it just me or has Fox News commentator Sheppard Smith been expressing some surprisingly reasonable views lately?