Winsted native Ralph Nader is once again running for President. Nader announced his decision on NBC's Meet the Press Sunday. He says he's launching his own third party candidacy because most Americans are dissatisfied with the major parties' stance on Iraq and the economy.
Nader says John McCain, Barack Obama and Hillary Rodham Clinton have all failed to support full Medicare for all, and aren't willing to crack down on Pentagon waste. He says it's the fault of corporate lobbyists and special interests, and that he'll only take donations from individuals. Nader also ran as a third-party candidate in 2004 and in 2000.
Many Democrats still haven't forgiven him for his 2000 race, in which they say he took enough votes away from Al Gore to cost Gore the election against George W. Bush. He addressed his possible bid for President on WNPR's Where We Live.