last minute endorsement – Nader goes for Edwards

Ralph Nader just announced that he’s endorsing John Edwards. His statement mercilessly pummeled Hillary Clinton for bowing to the military-industrial complex and the increasing and dangerous influence of corporations on the lives of Americans and the operation of government.

This news may be more effective for the language with which he criticizes Clinton than for his actual endorsement of Edwards. That is, unless it can sway the second choices of voters supporting minor candidates who would be influenced by Nader.

By the way, a paper in the works by UCLA Professor Jeffrey B. Lewis and Dartmouth Professor Michael C. Herron claims that, by studying ballot preferences, they can prove that Nader didn’t spoil Florida for Al Gore. Here’s a link to a working edition of the study.


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