Don’t Kill The Messenger

To a degree that many “progressive” people are unwilling to admit, the drubbing Ralph Nader has received for his latest quixotic tilt at the Presidency is shameful. This is very different from the shame ascribed to him for the “support” his candidacy has elicited in some of the country’s more conservative quarters. Such support comes clearly from a cynical, calculating mindset well-versed in the hoary necessities of American electoral politics; it is therefore both expected and unremarkable.

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