Friday, February 20, 2004

Nader is in

Ralph Nader, according to Fox, is in the race for POTUS. Just a few hours ago, AP was reporting that Nader was to announce his decision on Sunday on Meet the Press.

There is no reasonable way to view this as good news for Kerry, nor as bad news for W. Although Nader did not receive any electoral votes in the 2000 run, he did receive 2.9 million votes. Of those people that will vote for Nader this time, they will fall into two major categories - people who would not have voted otherwise, or would have voted for Kerry. There will be some small amount of folks that would have voted for Bush as a protest (see the Dean for America blog), but not enough to move any state.

In the end result, only Kerry will be hurt by Nader's decision.

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