Updated Election Results for Nader/Gonzalez State by State

East Coast Corporate Liberal

East Coast Corporate Liberal .

Earlier this week, a poll showed Ralph Nader at ten percent in Michigan.

According to a Fox News poll, one out of seven voters nationwide would seriously consider voting for Nader.

Support for the Nader/Gonzalez platform of subordinating corporations to the will of the people is growing.

And yet, the corporate liberal media continues to give the cold shoulder to Nader/Gonzalez.

Case in point - New York Times columnist Paul Krugman.

Last month, Krugman was looking for a presidential candidacy to take on Wall Street.

He ran down the list and found Senators McCain, Obama and Clinton lacking.

But he ignored Nader/Gonzalez.

Last week, Krugman justifiably took on the ethanol industry.

He pointed out that producing a gallon of ethanol from corn uses most of the energy the gallon contains. And he made the salient point that "land used to grow biofuel feedstock is land not available to grow food - so subsidies to biofuels are a major factor in the food crisis."

"You might put it this way - people are starving in Africa so that American politicians can court votes in farm states," Krugman writes.

But then, in typical East Coast corporate liberal fashion, Krugman wrote:

"Oh, and in case you’re wondering, all the remaining presidential contenders are terrible on this issue."

Excuse me?

From the beginning, Nader has been opposed to the subsidized ethanol industry as inefficient, environmentally damaging, inflationary, and as the primary fuel sustaining the corporate welfare kings.

A rudimentary news search turns up a September 17, 2004 Des Moines Register article reporting that Nader took on the ethanol industry while he was campaigning in Iowa.

And as recently as yesterday, Nader was in Illinois telling students that corn ethanol is devouring huge acreage, shortening the supply of wheat, soy and other food, and resulting in the increased prices being seen in the U.S. and abroad.

"Historically, food prices have been a source of consumer revolt," Nader said yesterday in Illinois. "It has toppled governments in other countries."

But being dissed by the corporate liberal media is nothing new - and it is predictable.

After all, the Nader/Gonzalez platform would subordinate corporate power to the will of the people.

That’s not exactly conducive to the corporate liberal platform of subordinating the will of the people to corporate power.

Here’s what we need from you today as we move forward.

As we mentioned yesterday, we are very close to securing federal matching funds.

But to secure matching funds, we must first collect $5,000 in matchable donations in each of at least 20 states.

We’ve crunched the numbers, and thanks to you, we’re almost there.

But we need your help today to put us over the top.

Wherever you may be, we need your help now.

But especially if you live in six states:

Wisconsin, North Carolina, Missouri, Georgia, Nevada and Colorado.

If you live in any of these six states please donate now as much as you can.

If you have any family or friends who live in those six states please email them ask them to contribute.

This is a people-powered campaign and we’re moving up in the polls thanks to your continued support.

So, please, be as generous as you possibly can be.

Give whatever you can now - to help push us over the top.

Together, we can make a difference.


The Nader Team

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