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A Vote for Clinton Is a Vote for Nader

Posted by libhom Wednesday, January 30, 2008

People need to face reality. A vote for Hillary Clinton in the primary is a vote for Ralph Nader in the general election.

Listening to radio interviews with Ralph Nader over the past year or so, it has become apparent that Nader is much more likely to run an independent presidential candidacy if the money people succeed in getting Clinton the Democratic nomination. Nominating someone as right-wing as Ms. Clinton would practically force Nader to run.

Also, there are plenty of liberals like myself who will refuse to vote for a Republican, even a Republican like Hillary Clinton who pretends to be a Democrat. Some will vote for Nader. Personally, I will vote Green to use my vote to help build a third party (second party?) alternative to the right-wing garbage flung at us by many of the Democrats and all of the Republicans. Nevertheless, Nader has enough name-recognition to capitalize on the nomination of Clinton, should it occur.

What gets bizarre is seeing highly partisan Democrats who rant on about people who voted for Nader yet are pushing people out of the Democratic Party by supporting Clinton.

A choice between Clinton and McCain is no choice at all. It would be better to let Clinton lose and try to nominate a Democrat in 2012.


  1. Lew Scannon Says:
  2. Exactly! Hillary Clinton is just George Bush in an ugly pantsuit! And if she is the Democrats candidate, then I will vote third party as well. We need opposition, not collusion.

  3. Dusty Says:
  4. Wow, your last sentence freaks me out.

  5. Delta Says:
  6. I think you are dead on. Clinton being the Democratic nominee is the best way to get me to vote Green. Although to be fair, I'm most likely going to do this anyway.

    I'd rather have Clinton lose rather than shame the name 'progressive'. Who knows, maybe if enough people vote Green and therefore 'steal' the votes away from the Democrats, more Democrats will be supportive of IRV initiatives.....a sort of silver lining.



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