1st NW Quadrant\The Approval Matrix: Week of March 10, 2008
Ralph Nader joined the presidential campaign on February 22, 2004. He acknowledges that it will be difficult to get his name on the ballot in all 50 states in his independent bid for the presidency. Nader, whom Democrats blame for costing Democrat Al Gore the election in 2000, lacks major party support or resources for his candidacy that has riled the Democratic Party.
Unlikely to get the Green Party nomination, he faces an uphill battle to get on the ballot, which requires money and signatures. Nader rejects the spoiler label as a "contemptuous" term used by those who want to deny voters a choice. Declaring Washington a "corporate-occupied territory," he accuses both Democrats and Republicans of being dominated by corporate lobbyists who care little about the needs of ordinary Americans.
-- Minnesota Public Radio