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February 5, 2007
Please, Please, Please Say You'll Run

Ralph Nader has not gone quietly into that good night, and instead might consider another round of rage against the dying of the political light. He refused to rule out another run for the White House, and punctuated it with a pithy deconstruction of the current Democratic Party front-runner:

Asked on CNN's Late Edition news program if he would run in 2008, the lawyer and consumer activist said, "It's really too early to say. ... I'll consider it later in the year."

Nader, 72, said he did not plan to vote for Clinton, a Democratic senator from New York and former first lady.

"I don't think she has the fortitude. Actually she's really a panderer and a flatterer. As she goes around the country, you'll see more of that," Nader said.

On whether he would be encouraged to run if Clinton gets the Democratic nomination, Nader said, "It would make it more important that that be the case."

So who would Nader consider endorsing if he doesn't run? Oh, a good moderate like ... Dennis Kucinich. Kucinich can add that to his endorsement from 2004 by Grandfather Twilight. Nader has more impact than imaginary fairy-tale characters ... but not by much.

It would be fun to see Nader make a run as this generation's Harold Stassen. At least he has a sharp wit and a willingness to use it against both parties.

UPDATE: I notice that Kucinich has removed any references of the Grandfather Twilight endorsement from his new campaign web site. Perhaps the old gentleman may be reconsidering his support for Kucinich?

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Posted by Ed Morrissey at February 5, 2007 6:49 AM

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