Michael Totten

Ralph Nader Jumps the Shark

I enjoy reading Marc Cooper’s blog. I never know if I’ll go over there to argue or applaud, and I like that. Unpredictable is good and besides, he’s one of the most pleasant people to disagree with you’ll find. (Well, unless you’re far right, in which case you probably won’t enjoy it so much.) Anyway, today I’m not arguing.
We both liked Ralph Nader the last time around. I liked him because he was honest and because he reminded me of the old school Democrats, the kind they don’t make any more. After 9/11 he doesn’t make me think of FDR so much as a kookier and more rumpled George McGovern. That’s really not what I’m looking for at the moment.
Nader is up to his armpits in all sorts of other problems I wasn’t aware of until now, and Cooper’s on it.