Nader's plans

jonathan flanders jon_flanders at
Fri Nov 17 14:05:50 MST 2000

>> "He's totally toast among Democrats," says a senior Democratic
aide. "There is deep animosity toward him among high-ranking Democrats in
Congress. For now, the relationship is completely ruptured." <<


  I attended a Nader meeting last night at Skidmore College, in Saratoga
Springs, NY. I arrived a half hour early only to see a line four people
deep and one hundred yards long waiting to get in to the field house. After
parking a quarter of a mile away, I waited in line for 15 minutes myself,
as we snaked through the entrance, down stairs and down a long hall to get

  I would estimate the standing room only crowd at between 1,000 to 2,OOO.
Nader was greeted with a standing ovation and prolonged and repeated
applause through out his standard speech which only briefly mentioned the
Florida mess.

  After his talk he took questions for another hour from people lined up at
two microphones.

  Evidently some people on the ground are not too worried about the ire of
Democratic Party "progressives."

Jon Flanders

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