Saturday morning. Susan's in the shower, I'm emptying the dishwasher, Scott Simon's on the radio in the bedroom, the bathroom and the kitchen, and Ralph Nader comes on for an interview.

As soon as he's done, I head to the bathroom, open the door, see Susan in her towel, and we both cry, "I want to vote for him!"



Blogger Lao Qiao said...

If Nader is not on the ballot, one may write his name in. If the vote in New York is closer than anyone expects, that could push the McCain-Palin ticket over the line.

3:09 PM  
Blogger Reb Yudel said...

You need to read the National Review Online more often. There you can read that Obama is actually a Maoist, and then proceed to happily jump onboard the Obama bandwagon.

8:35 PM  
Blogger Eve said...

What's really frightening is the truth of what Nader is saying, and how few people will hear him.

8:49 PM  
Anonymous Israelseen said...

I think the Catskills have sent you into a swoon and the arch angels have spread the sound of sirens into the region. Or is it that your region is so full of craziness that even Obama looks good.Oopps I meant Ralph.

Have a wonderful healthy and successful New Year.

Steve Ornstein

11:42 AM  
Anonymous bobjbkln said...

I read this once. Then again a few hours later. I even listened (painfully, I might add) to the PBS piece. Then I read your note again, but I couldn't find the sarcasm. Are you really serious? 5000 Americans and at least half million Iraqi's dead. Millions displaced and/or seriously wounded. The US constitution in shambles. 700 innocent Afghanis, Uigars etc. languishing in Gitmo (estimates are that only 5% of them are actual terrorists). And the worst financial crisis in 70 years.

All this significantly caused by the ego of this man who insisted that it didn't matter if it gave us Bush instead of Gore, the world would be better if he ran for president.

Who cares if his political views are closer to yours (or mine) than Obama's (or Gore's), he has played such a destructive rĂ´le in world politics, that he does not deserve for anyone to wish to vote for him.

That's it; I've spent enough time on this egotistical creep, who like, Mugabe, has long passed his revolutionary usefulness.

1:25 PM  
Blogger Cyber said...

I support and have voted for Nader (I've even eaten felafel with him), but I'll be voting for Obama this time, the first time I'm voting for a Dem presidential candidate. And the more I hear the reactionary racism and hate coming from Republicans, the more I support the presidency of Obama, even if i significantly differ with him on a variety of issues. He might just be what this country needs right now and I fantasize that he will unintentionally release progressive forces beyond his control; I also fear that his defeat or death will do the opposite.

9:22 PM  
Blogger DCI said...

You all sound so desperate. I have lived through a number of difficult moments in America and I too have shouted or even screamed for change. But looking back now I feel that I sounded more like chicken little. The sky didn't fall and the strength of Democracy prevailed. It just appears that our tolerance as progressives appears to be only for what we think is right and correct. We have little tolerance for any opposition. That's not progressive that is down right regressive to me. A bit to elitist for my taste.

11:55 AM  
Blogger Marilyn Gelber/ said...

11/06 Note that if Obama loses Missouri (his victory there would be an historic occasion for that part of the country), it will be the Darth Nader vote that did him in. So (in a much less catastrophic way) he may have done it again.

10:48 AM  

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