Why doesn’t Ralph just sit this year out?
Originally Posted by dirtysole
Nader is the man but he needs to sit this one out.
Someone has to be in the race to keep the two parties responsive and make sure that the issues the Washington insiders don’t want to address get raised all the way to election day, since most Americans only start to pay attention to the election after Labor Day.
They told African Americans and women "to wait" when they wanted the right to vote.
They told students during Viet Nam, and they told the civil rights and labor leaders that it wasn’t "the right time." It’s never the time for pioneers and trailblazers.
The stakes are always high. (Think of Soviet-US nuclear missiles in 1984.)
According to both parties who want to avoid challenges, there is no such thing as a suitable year, ever.
But the quest for justice doesn’t take a holiday.
If you think this country and world are so well spoken for that more people and wider agendas in the electoral arena are not needed, then don’t vote for Ralph.
It’s that simple.
All the Democratic voters can vote for the Democrats. All the Republican voters for the Republicans.
And still there would be 100 million plus nonvoting people to approach for their votes.
If you think we could all be doing a better job at making a more perfect union, then keep an open mind and visit the rest of this site
And don’t just let election-day dynamics affect your judgment about all the good and more explicit popular mandates that can come from pre-election day and post-election day dynamics, when more people expand their political and civic energies.