[Marxism] McKinney & Nader

David Picón Álvarez david at miradoiro.com
Wed Jun 4 13:37:40 MDT 2008

From: "Shawn Redden" <wsredden at gmail.com>
>I agree with Comrade Mage on the issue of 'name recognition' when comparing
> Ralph Nader and Cynthia McKinney but I disagree on the implications one 
> can
> distill from it and strongly feel that we can't let this criteria 
> determine
> who receives our support.  One cannot draw too much from Nader's 'name
> recognition' considering that it is more than offset by the open hostility
> felt towards him by a group who considered themselves his political
> fellow-travelers at one point but who will never vote for him under any
> circumstances.  Much of his name recognition equates him, however falsely,
> as the saboteur of the 2000 elections for the progressive prince, Al Gore.

But come now, people who think all progressive votes should go to the 
Democrats are hardly going to vote for anyone but the Democrat nomenee, 
especially when, like it or not, it is a charismatic and well-sold 
personality to many people on the left-wing of the Dems.


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