What to Do Now?
What to do now?
On July 4, the New York Times documented Obama’s flip flops on each of these issues and then proclaimed Obama New and Not Improved.
When we ask our friends who support Obama about his recent flip-flopping on these and other issues, they say something like this:
You have to pander to become President.
It doesn’t matter where Obama stands on the issues — it’s the symbolism of change that matters.
Okay, so if it’s the symbolism of change that matters to you, and not the substance, then please go and support Obama.
But if you actually want a candidacy that stands steadfast for shifting the power from the corporations back to the people, then please drop a five spot now on Nader/Gonzalez.
You’ll be supporting a positive, rock solid, steadfast campaign.
Already, we’re penciled in in ten states.
Richard Winger, the King of Ballot Access (and editor of Ballot Access News) predicts that come November, Nader/Gonzalez will be on in 44 to 45 states - up from 34 in 2004).
We’re at six percent in the most recent CNN poll.
If we hit 10 percent, Ralph Nader will be debating the candidate of perpetual war McCain and the panderer in chief Obama in the Google/Youtube debates in New Orleans.
(Check out John Nichols this morning calling on Google to let Ralph debate.)
If Ralph gets into the debates, we’re convinced he’ll move above 10 percent.
If he moves above ten percent, America will sense a three way race.
(Okay, Ralph doesn’t wear a boa.)
(By the way, in case you missed it, here’s Ralph’s July 4 riff on patriotism.)
All things are looking up.
All systems are go.
But we need your help to propel this campaign to the next level.
Together, we are making a difference.
The Nader Team
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