No Country for Old Men

Nader is 2 years older than John McCain. Here’s an SAT math question: Ralph Nader is older than John McCain. McCain says he is older than dirt. What is Ralph Nader’s relationship with dirt? — Vote From Abroad

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Yikes. It begs the question though, since the real dirt here is that Nader’s primary source of funding last time out was Republicans, and that resulted in the Bush presidency, does anybody really buy that Nader is going to siphon off Dem votes this time? Anybody?

Yeah. Me neither.

6 Responses to “No Country for Old Men”

  1. Craig R. Harmon Says:

    Aren’t things like general health, mental acuity, and vigor more important than age? Time was, age was looked upon as a positive thing because experience was thought to translate to wisdom. Under what theory do you suppose that Nader would siphon off votes from McCain?

  2. Jet Netwal Says:

    Age is a viable consideration for wanting the job of leader of the free world, Craig. It shouldn’t be the only consideration, but it is one of many things to look at.

    To say that Dems were outraged that 10% of the votes Nader pulled in 2009 cost Gore the win would be a massive understatement. They are not going to forget that, and I would be extremely surprised if Nader pulled any real numbers at all. Besides, as a self styled consmer advocate, he’s done bupkas for the past 7 years. He’s toast. This run is an attempt to recreate 2000, but the Dems won’t be playing.

    I don’t see that Nader would siphon off McCain votes, but I don’t think his presence will help McCain either, for the reason stated above.

  3. minitru92 Says:

    I think we are seeing the effects of the Nad mans industrial hemp platform. What on earth can he possibly be thinking? don’t let him eat the sounds…MMMKay

  4. Craig R. Harmon Says:

    Yeh but Nader sure did kill the single silliest-looking car ever, seen at any speed or from either direction of travel back in the ’60s. This country owes him, I tell ya! ;-)

  5. Jersey McJones Says:

    I’m glad Nader’s back. And when you look at the states where he got most of his votes you realize he really didn’t effect the election - the SCOTUS did. I’m in Florida now, so I’ll think twice before voting for Nader (for the sake of disclosure, I did some work for Nader). To blame Nader for anything is misplaced though.

    JMJ

  6. steve Says:

    Hey when’s Bloomberg jumping in to steal Republican votes? There are quite a few crackpots out there that will support Nader. Hillary should look out…

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