Updated Election Results for Nader/Gonzalez State by State

Ralph Nader for President 2008 blog

You've Got Issues 06/21/08

You've Got Issues

You've got issues.

But don't we all?

Yes we do.

And by popular demand.

Lo and behold.

The new, improved - and updated - Nader/Gonzalez issues page.

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Old Obama, New Obama 06/20/08

Old Obama, New Obama

Ralph Nader stands for shifting the power from the big corporations back to the people.


Full stop.

End of story.

Contrast that with Senator Obama.

The old Obama said that he thought NAFTA was a "big mistake."

The new Obama isn't so sure.

The old Obama said he would abide by public spending limits in this election.

The new Obama says he won't.

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VotePact 06/18/08


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.

Like Michigan.

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.)

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Corporate Complacency 06/18/08

Corporate Complacency Here is a counter-intuitive story for you. Why don't organized corporate interests challenge damage or risks to their clear economic interests?

Think about oil prices for big consumers, not just your pocketbook. Airlines are groaning, limiting flights, and laying off employees because of the skyrocketing price for aviation fuel. Executives in that industry say that fuel costs are close to 40 percent of the cost of flying you to your destination.

The powerful chemical industry is under pressure from the prices they're paying for petroleum-probably their main raw material.

The powerful trucking industry is beside itself with diesel fuel going to $5 per gallon.

You can add your own examples-cab companies, tourist industry, auto companies, etc.

Why aren't these very influential lobbies throwing their weight around Washington to get something done about the speculators on Wall Street determining what is paid for gasoline and related petroleum products? It is in their own economic interests.

To do what? Well, for starters, push Congress to legislate higher margin requirements for the speculators at the New York Mercantile Exchange-the same fellows who, based on rumors, took the price of a barrel of oil up another $10 in one day.

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Nader on Democracy Now 06/17/08

Nader on Democracy Now

Ralph Nader will appear on Democracy Now Wednesday June 18, 2008.

The show runs live from 8 a.m. to 9 a.m. EST.

The show is hosted by Amy Goodman (pictured here).

You can watch or listen to the show online at http://www.democracynow.org.

Please spread the word to your friends and family.

Also, just a reminder -- Ralph will be appearing at a rally in New York City tomorrow evening. If you are in the area, hope to see you there.


The Nader Team

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Nader Nation 06/17/08

Nader Nation

You've asked for it.

Now, you've got it.

More videos.

More videos.

More videos.

Here's a brand new one featuring Ralph with Patti Smith singing "Awake from Your Slumber."

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Obama's Right Turn 06/16/08

Obama's Right Turn

Obama and the Democrats are raking it in from the big corporations.

Big corporate executives, for some reason, like Obama and the Democrats, but do not like Nader/Gonzalez.

Therefore, we must rely on you - our loyal supporters.

After securing the nomination, Obama immediately ripped into absentee black fathers, while kowtowing to the right-wing AIPAC lobby.

What’s wrong with this picture?

What’s wrong is that Obama is moving right.

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Will Obama Let Big Corporations Buy the Democratic Convention? 06/16/08

Will Obama Let Big Corporations Buy the Democratic Convention?

For most thoughtful observers, John McCain's pretensions to independence from corporate power dissolved in the face of his initial decision to stock his campaign from stem to stern with lobbyists.

Yet Obama's pledge to refuse special interest money and his ability to raise vast amounts from small contributors have led many to overlook the fact that his seed money of several million dollars came from Wall Street.

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Nader Takes NBA to Court 06/14/08

Nader Takes NBA to Court

Good morning.

Yesterday, Ralph Nader took the NBA and the political process to court.

Watch the video here.

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Stewart Mott and Tim Russert 06/13/08

Stewart Mott and Tim Russert

"A philanthropist for all seasons, Stewart R. Mott was about the most versatile, imaginative philanthropist of his time."

"Tim Russert, through his verve, directness and human touch became the symbol of the Sunday interview show."

Ralph Nader's Statements on Stewart Mott and Tim Russert

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