Mention the name Ralph Nader, and some of Al Gore’s old supporters hairs stand on end. Some political pundits have said that it was Ralph Nader that cost Al Gore the Presidential Election in 2000. Of course that is a whopper of a tale. If Al Gore had won his home state of Tennessee, he would have been President regardless of Nader or hanging chads in Florida. Well the political urban legend is back again for another run for the White House,
and Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton are not pleased. If Barack Obama does get the nomination, Nader will definitely be a major torn in his side. Nader will put Obama’s tagline of “change” to the ultimate test no doubt. Unlike Barack Obama, Ralph Nader isn’t a Washington insider. Barack has been a United States Senator for three years now. Many of the top Democrat special interest groups have contributed heavily to his campaign. On top of that, Barack Obama has been endorsed my most of the old guard Democrats who have been in Washington for thirty years to forty years or more. Some of those names are Ted Kennedy, John Kerry, Joe Bidden, and Chuck Schummer etc. Nader can come out and say in essence to Obama, “How can you talk about change when you are apart of the problem in Washington”? What can Obama say in response? The answer is nothing. Ralph Nader can literally expose Barack Obama as nothing more then an empty suit Washington insider. I wouldn’t be surprised to see a lot of pressure put on Nader by top Democrats to exit the race. It’s no secret that Obama and Hillary were thinking prior to today that whoever received the Democrat nomination would have a cakewalk going against John McCain. Amazing how twenty-four hours can change things. I believe a lot of Barack’s younger voters were at one time Ron Paul supporters. Ralph Nader has always had an appeal among white young liberal student types. These types of voters have no loyalty to political party, and they will vote accordingly to the candidate that best represents their views. It will be interesting to see how much support Nader gathers in the days, weeks and months ahead at Obama’s expense.