Nader says he’ll now accept signatures collected by GOP
In an about-face, Ralph Nader decided Monday to accept thousands of petition signatures collected by Michigan Republicans if that was the only way he could qualify for the state’s presidential ballot.
On Thursday, Michigan Republican Party officials submitted 43,000 signatures â€” far more than the 30,000 needed â€” to ensure Nader could appear on the ballot as an independent. Republicans began collecting signatures after it appeared that Nader would not get on the ballot as the Reform Party’s candidate for president.
Why is Nader running? It is clear that Nader has no constituency, no mandate, and that Republicans only want him on the ballot to hurt Kerry. And, contrary to his promises, he is attacking Kerry more than Bush. He is becoming pathetic.