Ralph Nader will be on Lou Dobbs tonight and tomorrow night at 7pm Eastern, talking about, “corporate globalization, its dire affects on the American people and the Nader/Gonzalez recipe to fix the problem.”

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  1. OSURoss says:

    If a hack raises a question on basic cable, can anyone hear it?

  2. Skeptic says:

    F’ Nader.

    I used to admire him. But the fact that he was even considering running in the 2008 presidential race after what happened in 2004 was just too self-aggrandizing and counter productive to ignore.

  3. sburnap42 says:

    You mean 2000. In 2004, he was mostly ignored. He only got Bush elected the *first* time.

  4. Custom Reality says:

    Only on The Consumerist will you find people bashing Nader. The one man in politics that has done more for the American public in his career than anyone else.

    Do you kids know the definition of irony? Or do we need a Democrat on TV to come and explain it to you?

  5. Skeptic says:

    Thanks, sburnap42. Yes, you are right. I was trying to put the other 4 years of misery out of my mind.

  6. Skeptic says:

    “Only on The Consumerist will you find people bashing Nader. The one man in politics that has done more for the American public in his career than anyone else.”

    BS. You can find people bashing Nader plenty of places. It is possible for someone to have done helpful things in the past but to be doing counter productive things now. We can’t ignore the latter for the former.

  7. Custom Reality says:

    @Skeptic: Are you blaming Nader for Gore and Kerry losing? Maybe you should blame the Democrats for not coming out in enough numbers or winning enough people to their side for allowing Bush Jr. to win – twice -.

  8. Custom Reality says:

    @Skeptic: “BS. You can find people bashing Nader plenty of places. It is possible for someone to have done helpful things in the past but to be doing counter productive things now. We can’t ignore the latter for the former.”

    Heh… the irony of people blaming Nader on THE CONSUMERIST is that both have a sole purpose of looking out for the public and working to defend them.

    - irony -

  9. Skeptic says:

    @Custom Reality:

    Nader’s sole purpose is looking out for Nader. Any consumer benefit is sometimes coincidental–especially these days. Same goes for Consumerist. Consumerist is a commercial entity. It exists for the sole purpose of making money. It happens to be able do so by taking the side of consumers, but making money for Consumerist is always the primary purpose.

  10. @Custom Reality: I hate to jump on the spoiler bandwagon, but I will point out the 2000 Election…

  11. Audioslave says:

    Let’s ignore all of the other third party candidates that won more votes in Florida in 2000 than the margin between Gore and Bush.
    Let’s ignore that exit polls show that Nader took near equal votes from Bush and Gore.
    Let’s ignore that the vast majority of voters who voted for Nader wouldn’t have voted otherwise.
    Let’s ignore the truth and let the corporate parties continue to dominate and prevent real change.

  12. ARP says:

    @Custom Reality: Please tell me what Nader has been doing for the last 8 years (except being a spoiler candidate)?

    We all appreciate his contributions to consumer rights over the years. But that was 20+ years ago. What has he done lately other than contribute to GWB getting elected? Please don’t use vague descriptions like “fighting the corporations.” I can’t recall a single consumer rights campaign, him tesitfying on consumer issues, major lawsuits, etc. Sincerely, if he’s been working in the background, I want to give him his props. I just don’t think he’s done anything for a while.

    @Audioslave: “Let’s ignore that exit polls show that Nader took near equal votes from Bush and Gore.” True, NEAR EQUAL. The problem is that they skewed a bit more towards taking votes away from Gore. Not a lot mind you, but with only a few hundred votes making the difference, it was enough.

  13. humphrmi says:

    @Custom Reality:

    The one man in politics that has done more for the American public in his career than anyone else.

    He may have been a great consumer advocate in his day, but his politics are definitely nutjob material. He reminds me of Ross Perot fifteen years ago, and even Perot’s company is now embracing globalism.

    Get over it Nader, it’s a big bad world and you don’t like it, tough titties. The rest of us will move on.

  14. gStein_*|bringing starpipe back|* says:

    @Ben Popken: a source would be nice.

  15. Custom Reality says:

    @ARP: Small list (opens in new window)

    The things Nader has done and accomplished will protect people for generations to come.

  16. mikelotus says:

    i hope they kill each other

  17. psyop63b says:

    @Custom Reality: I consider the fact that Nader says something different. People complain that all politicians sound alike, yet here’s a man who doesn’t sugarcoat it. Is he therefore to be written-off as a madman? We need a serious dose of reality, America!

  18. bigtech says:

    I only wish I watched Lou Dobbs, so that my not-watching it tonight would make some kind of impact.