February 26, 2004 |
No, not Nader again. In an act of pure egotism, Ralph Nader - who has been largely silent on the main issues of the day, nursing his wounds since the last time he messed up an election - insists on another chance to play at electoral politics on the national stage. Does he have no sense of accountability or shame? Yes, Al Gore shares responsibility with the U.S. Supreme Court for the fact that George W. Bush ended up as president. But without Nader in the picture in 2000, Bush's narrow Electoral College victory would have been impossible to scam.
January 4, 1992 |
Consumer activist Ralph Nader has been placed on the Democratic ballot for Massachusetts' March 10 presidential primary. Massachusetts is the first state primary on which Nader's name appears, said Carl Mayer, Nader campaign spokesman, from Manchester, N.H., yesterday. Yesterday was the last day for candidates from all parties to have their names entered on the Massachusetts presidential primary ballots. While Nader has not, at this point, announced his candidacy for the Democratic presidential nomination, there is a write-in effort for him in New Hampshire, Mayer said.
February 17, 2004
Ralph Nader is right. Under the First Amendment, he has an inalienable right to pursue his dour, doomed, egocentric quest for the presidency of the United States, no matter what effect it might have. The famous public-interest crusader is also right about this: The two main political parties show huge arrogance when they dismiss as beneath media and voter notice any candidate not blessed by their venal structures. Yes, Nader is correct that he has a right to run. No one - surely not some newspaper in Philadelphia - can him tell he doesn't.
June 25, 1993 |
Nationally known consumer advocate Ralph Nader, who has successfully tackled such giants as the automobile and insurance industries, has turned his attention to the residential real estate business. Nader, the founder and president of the Center for Responsive Law, will be the featured speaker at a two-day conference on changes facing the real estate industry on Aug. 5-6 at the Adam's Mark Hotel on City Line. Jerilyn Coates, a Montgomery County broker and president of the Real Estate Representatives, said she organized the conference to resolve the confusion among professionals and consumers who are bewildered about many of the most basic issues of real estate.
April 5, 1990 |
The consumer movement shows that citizens are looking beyond the "smoke screens established by America's corporations in cahoots with the federal government" to promote profitability, according to consumer advocate Ralph Nader. Nader spoke to an enthusiastic crowd of more than 500 people at Bucks County Community College last week. In his talk, Nader, who gained national attention more than two decades ago with his book Unsafe at Any Speed, in which he criticized General Motors' Corvair, zeroed in on the issue of food additives.
October 22, 1986 |
Consumer advocate Ralph Nader was in town yesterday to urge Philadelphia residents to join a new group purchasing organization that he said could save the average homeowner who uses heating oil $200 this winter. "This is a non-profit group based on the principle of a new relationship between buyers and sellers," Nader told a press conference at the Quality Inn on Pennsylvania Avenue. Nader said the new consumer group, called Buyers Up, is now negotiating for group buying in such areas as health, home and auto insurance, auto repair referrals and group legal services.
November 9, 2000 |
As the presidential election hung in the balance yesterday, Green Party candidate Ralph Nader was defiant. To call him a spoiler for the more than 96,000 votes he got in Florida was "the most impudent assertion of this campaign," he said during a news conference in Washington. "Al Gore is the only person who can defeat Al Gore," Nader said. "Gore had all the advantages of an incumbent administration, but he never generated enthusiasm. " Many of Nader's supporters, including those in Florida, were equally firm.
August 23, 2000 |
One morning in Los Angeles last week, I watched one liberal Democrat tell several hundred other liberal Democrats how to try to prevent their liberal friends from voting for Ralph Nader. The speaker was Barney Frank, congressman from Massachusetts, and his subject was the Supreme Court. For Democrats worried that the Nader vote might cost Al Gore the election, the court has emerged as the trump card. Their message to would-be Naderites is this: We know that you may not be thrilled with Gore, but understand that a vote for Nader is, in effect, a vote for George W. Bush.
July 15, 2008 |
The tentacles of the Bonusgate scandal have spread to past presidential politics. Buried deep in the grand jury report, released last week, that led to the indictment of 12 people are details of what is described as a "massive" effort by House Democrats to oust the independent presidential candidate Ralph Nader from the ballot in 2004. Also, the report says, in 2006 the same machine fired up again to boot from the ballot Carl Romanelli, the Green Party candidate for the U.S. Senate in a race won by Democrat Bob Casey.
October 9, 2004 |
Bucks and Delaware Counties decided yesterday to begin mailing absentee ballots that include Ralph Nader's name, even though a state court has yet to rule on his presidential candidacy. Those ballots could begin going out Monday in Delaware County and later in the week in Bucks, officials said. Philadelphia and Montgomery County had already decided to begin mailing ballots that include Nader. Chester County officials did not return calls for comment. Commonwealth Court hearings on a challenge to signatures on Nader's nomination papers could continue until the middle of next week, according to Ron Darlington, the court's executive administrator.