[Marxism] Nader at 6%?

Mark Lause markalause at gmail.com
Mon Jul 7 15:31:09 MDT 2008


Dan hit the nail right on the head.

Anybody petitioning for a half dozen presidential candidates?

This isn't a question of principle but a matter of investing your time
in something that will have an impact.

....oh, yes...and on the polls, Nader doesn't show 5-6% on most of
them because they don't ask about him.  (I honestly doubt that they'd
ask now if it weren't for the presence of Barr as well.)  Excluding
all the alternatives but the Democratic and Republican candidates from
the polls strengthens that crucial misunderstanding of two-party
loyalties.  If the polling agency asks about Nader and gets a 1 in 20
(or even a 1 in 30 or 1 in 40), it is so far ahead of every other
progressive contender, it provides an important opportunity to correct
that two-party illusion.

ML




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