Nader Runs for President
Ralph Nader announced Sunday that he will run for president as an independent.
Nader said it is time for a "Jeffersonian revolution," said CNN.com. "In the last few years, big money and the closing down of Washington against citizen groups prevent us from trying to improve our country. And I want everybody to have the right and opportunity to improve their country," he told reporters after an appearance announcing his candidacy on NBC's "Meet the Press."
This run for president marks Nader's forth time. The fifth if the write-in campaign in 1992 is included.
The Washington Post said that Nader is running, "To draw attention to issues ignored by the major candidates in both parties: corporate crime, worker rights, military spending and foreign policy."
Many say that Nader's run helped George Bush win Florida over Al Gore in 2000. "Republican candidate Mike Huckabee, the former Arkansas governor, said he thought Nader's run would help his party," said The Washington Post.
The Democratic candidates give different comments in the two stories. CNN.com said both Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton called the move "very unfortunate," where as The Washington Post said the candidates said they don't think Nader will make much of a difference.