Ralph was on Democracy Now this morning with Amy Goodman.
In the interview, Ralph says that Obama is "a corporate candidate from A to Z."
Ralph condemns Obama’s speech to AIPAC and calls Obama the "panderer in chief."
Please forward this Democracy Now interview to five of your friends and family now.
During the interview, Ralph promotes the idea of VotePact.
Here’s how it works.
Let’s say you live in a swing state.
Where it’s a virtual dead heat between McCain and Obama.
This week it’s McCain 42, Obama 41.
Doing the math, that leaves 17 percent of the population of Michigan who don’t like either of the corporate candidates.
(Last we heard, Ralph Nader was at ten percent in Michigan - and that’s with approaching zero mainstream media publicity.)
Okay, so let’s say you are a Michigan Democrat who doesn’t exactly care for Obama’s pro-right-wing AIPAC stance on the Middle East.
You’d prefer to vote for the peace candidacy Nader/Gonzalez, but you are concerned about throwing Michigan to the war hawk McCain.
What to do?
Pick up the phone and call a friend, or a relative, who is a moderate anti-Iraq war Republican.
That Republican would like to vote for the anti-war Nader/Gonzalez ticket, but he is concerned that if he does, he will tilt the election to Obama.
You get together with that Republican and both of you decide to vote for Nader/Gonzalez.
That way, Nader/Gonzalez get two votes, McCain and Obama get zero.
This idea is called VotePact.
We like it.
It gives Nader/Gonzalez a chance to win in swing states.
(In non-swing states, you can vote for Nader/Gonzalez straight up without fear of "spoiling" anything.)
If VotePact catches on in Michigan, Nader/Gonzalez could move from 10 percent to 20 percent.
And with Nader/Gonzalez at 20 percent, people will sense a three way race.
Get Nader and Gonzalez on the debates, and 30 percent becomes possible.
And 30 percent is striking range in a three-way race.
So, anytime you run into someone who is concerned about "spoiling" it for Obama or McCain, tell them about VotePact.
Together, we are making a difference.
The Nader Team
PS: If you are in the New York City area tonight, please join with us at a rally for Nader/Gonzalez at Symphony Space.
Hope to see you there.
PS: We invite your comments to the blog.