The good news: Ralph Nader predicts
that there will be a Democratic challenger to Obama.
The only question, he said, is the stature of that opponent and whether it will be either “an ex-senator or an ex-governor” or “an intellectual leader or an environmental leader.”
Does he have names in mind? He seems to...
Here's where he loses me:
Asked whether the Tea Party movement was responsible for an unsavory resolution to debt ceiling negotiations, Nader responded: “It’s not really a movement. It’s the conservative non-libertarian wing of the Republican Party.”
If the Tea Party is not a movement, what is? From my perspective, it's akin to a bowel movement. But still: A movement.
Second, where does he get this "non-libertarian" crap? All the TP websites I've seen push the gospel according to Ayn Rand. Nader goes on to draw a distinction between the terms "libertarian" and "corporatist." To me, that's like claiming to see a distinction between piss and urine.
Added note: Roseanne Barr says that she is running for President. Does she count as an "intellectual leader"?