February 26th, 2008
08:09 AM ET
10 years ago

Will he have an impact?


Watch Tad Devine, a former adviser to Al Gore, discuss what impact Ralph Nader may have in the 2008 presidential race? (Getty Images)

Filed under: Ralph Nader
soundoff (95 Responses)
  1. Frustrated Voter

    Why is CNN giving this guy air time? He is an egotistical blowhard who gave us 8 years of George Bush. Anyone who votes for him may as well vote Republican. I cannot imagine why anyone would give him a dime, much less prime time.

    February 26, 2008 12:41 pm at 12:41 pm |
  2. Teacher from GA

    If Obama is the nominee, I will vote McCain.

    February 26, 2008 12:46 pm at 12:46 pm |
  3. Paul Naranjo

    True democrats will vote for you. The media has been extremely biased against your campaign, but it has not stopped you from showing the facts.
    You will succeed and the economy will improve. Senior Citizens, women and the Latino community are standing by your side in the real world. We do not buy the fairytales of Obama.

    No nos comemos los cuentos de hadas de Obama y estamos contigo Hillary.

    Hillary- President of the United States of America

    February 26, 2008 12:46 pm at 12:46 pm |
  4. Micky

    How can people say he is a spoiler. Can't either party ever seem to elect a candidate with more that 51% of the vote. C'mon people. Wake up and smell the urine! Our 2 party system is crooked. Who are we to say " you have no right to run in a public election!" It's everyone's right..... If everyonr is so happy with this 2 party system then why are congress approval rating in the toilet. 50/50 doesn't work! Never has never will.

    February 26, 2008 12:46 pm at 12:46 pm |
  5. Phillip Lewis

    Mr. Nader's last contribution to America was when he correctly described the Corvair as dangerous. Since then, it appears that America has been supporting him. Now, he comes around again for another attachment to the American money-life-support system funded by people who are not smart enough to see what Nader's real game is. Ralph. Go home. Get a VCR. Get a life.

    February 26, 2008 12:47 pm at 12:47 pm |
  6. Trollmaster

    Why don't Obama or Hillary offer Nader a position on their staff? He won't be president, but his ideas are worth merit and someone I'd want to seek advice from.

    February 26, 2008 12:47 pm at 12:47 pm |
  7. ED FL

    NADER is like the CHEVETTE. Not one good thing about it or him. Aloser fromthe word go!!!!!!!!!!!!

    February 26, 2008 12:51 pm at 12:51 pm |
  8. tickered

    In the final race for electoral college votes I do not think Nadar presents much of an impact. He will give an outlet to those who's party candidate is not running. But he's got his work cut out to get the young voters aware of him. He's only a spoiler in the effect that his campaign is a distraction.

    February 26, 2008 12:54 pm at 12:54 pm |
  9. Phillip Lewis

    Does America need one more person telling its citizenry what is wrong with our Country, with our elected leaders, and with candidates Obama, Hilliary, McCain, and Huckabee? Why, we wonder, does the media give him a platform? Are they so desperate for news that they are willing to write down stuff that no one wants to hear? The best thing the media could do for our Country would be to concentrate on something of importance, like why are our SUV's not as safe as Japanese SUVs?

    February 26, 2008 12:57 pm at 12:57 pm |
  10. aware

    Yes, he will have an impact. If Barack is the Dem nominee, Nader will give the White House back to the Republicans. This would be a good thing! The cult of Barack idolatry in the White House would be worse than Bush by far. 😦

    February 26, 2008 12:57 pm at 12:57 pm |
  11. Allison , California

    Obama is slime and will ruin this country. I will vote for Nader over Mcain and Obama.

    February 26, 2008 12:58 pm at 12:58 pm |
  12. Brandon

    When you read "If Obama wins I vote McCain" just look to the left and see the name of the female that posted it.

    Just an observation. I can understand why women are so upset to see their first true hope of a woman president slip away before their eyes, when just a few months ago it was a given that there would be a woman pres candidate. For this they get my sympathies.

    I truly hope that once the dissappointment subsides (I too would be depressed if Obama lost at this point) they can watch a McCain / Obama debate without bias and vote for the one who reflects their values. If you were a true Clinton supporter that answer would have to be Obama.

    February 26, 2008 01:01 pm at 1:01 pm |
  13. Calett

    Until his recent legal troubles, Rezko had been a longtime friend and financial supporter of Obama's political career.

    February 26, 2008 01:01 pm at 1:01 pm |
  14. CHERYL




    NO GUESS WORK HERE!!!!!!!!!!

    I AM FOR HILLARY!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    February 26, 2008 01:03 pm at 1:03 pm |


    February 26, 2008 01:04 pm at 1:04 pm |
  16. Bernie Moore-Knowles

    Nader? Does this man need a job?

    Bernie Moore-Knowles
    Papa'aloa, Hawai'i

    February 26, 2008 01:06 pm at 1:06 pm |
  17. Chris N

    Judging from the number of comments, I am glad only very few people care about this spoiler either way.

    February 26, 2008 01:10 pm at 1:10 pm |
  18. Go Obama

    "Will he have an impact?"
    Not this time.
    Just because he helped the Republicans in 2000 does not mean that he can do it again. I don't care how much money the Republicans are giving him to run, the people who have finally figured out that American politics are corrupt as all H@#!! will not be disuaded again.
    Obama is going to change the world.

    February 26, 2008 01:12 pm at 1:12 pm |
  19. Allan

    The suggestion that Nadar has ever done any good should look at his funding. He is a pimp for the trial lawyers.
    He is just as much to blame for the problems we are in now as this Administration. The war and the economy for two.
    His ego is all that drives him and some fall for it.

    February 26, 2008 01:14 pm at 1:14 pm |
  20. MPM in CA

    Wake up everybody!!!
    Nader? He doesn't count anymore......
    This is all a ploy not to have Hillary win the nomination and run against McCain.
    Everybody knows that she is the only one that can beat McCain.
    All the Republicans which includes the media and the Swift Boat people are supporting Obama because they know they can crush him in November.

    February 26, 2008 01:44 pm at 1:44 pm |
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