Nonentity Nader

Nader got 0.3% of the vote in 2004, just three-tenths of one percent.He will almost certainly do even more dismally this year.

Obama on Nader

“Ralph Nader’s view is, unless it’s Ralph Nader, then you’re not tough enough on any of these issues,” he said. “He thought there was no difference between Al Gore and George Bush. I think eight years later, people realize Ralph doesn’t know what he’s talking about.”

He added, “Ralph Nader deserved enormous credit for the work he did as consumer advocate.” But, he concluded, “His function as perennial presidential candidate is not helping put food on table.”

Note how Obama skewered Nader without whining about Nader stealing votes from Democrats. And yeah, as it turned out, there was and is an immense difference between Al Gore and George Bush…

Even Tom Tomorrow (This Modern World), a former Nader supporter like myself, sees a Nader run as pointless.