Speaking of long shots, Phil Donahue's favorite son is back. READING, Pennsylvania (AP)-Consumer advocate Ralph Nader told the Green Party's national convention that he is considering a 2008 presidential run and accused Democrats of truing to shut smaller parties out of the political process.
"No other country comes close to providing voters with such a small number of choices and making third party candidates hurdle an almost insuperable number of obstacles just to get on the ballot," Nader, the Green Party's 2000 presidential nominee, said Saturday.
Later, addressing a few hundred conventioneers who chanted "Run Ralph Run," Nader exhorted Greens to focus on raising money to boost their competitiveness. Oh, I'd love to see Ralph blame Mike Bloomberg and Ron Paul for losing and call them the Establishment.