Ralph Nader on CSPAN about possible 2012 run: If you’re never willing to lose, you’re never going to win

Via Punk Patriot: Ralph Nader on CSPAN:

In regards to a possible 2012 presidential run, Nader says he is looking for another progressive candidate to get behind, but has not yet decided whether he will run himself again if he can’t find one that is willing and suitable. He brings up the unfairness of debate exclusion and ballot access barriers, and says he has a new “debate strategy” which he does not elaborate on. He says he will encourage more people to run at the local, state and national level.

Punk Patriot’s comment is that US ballot access barriers are “kind of like how in Egypt other parties are allowed to run, except they are disqualified for technical reasons.”

Ralph Nader was on the ballot as an independent presidential candidate in 2008 and 2004 and as the Green Party presidential candidate in 2000 and 1996.

20 thoughts on “Ralph Nader on CSPAN about possible 2012 run: If you’re never willing to lose, you’re never going to win

  1. Robert Capozzi

    If you are willing to lose and you act accordingly, you will lose.

    The only way to “win” is to transcend the concepts of winning and losing.

  2. Robert Capozzi

    pac, can’t say I agree. If you don’t run, it’s 100% guaranteed that you are not running.

    Yours sounds to me like a profound set up for failure!

  3. Robert Milnes

    NF @4, I guess I have assumed I wouldn’t be able to get through to him. I tried to get through to Gravel in 2008. Got to his campaign manager, Skyler McKinley. That is as far as I got.
    Maybe I’ll try.

  4. NewFederalist

    BTW, Bob I am being serious. If ever there would be someone who could champion your PLAS idea I would think Ralph Nader would be the guy. He may very well not buy it but what do you have to lose?

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  6. Bryan

    If Nader runs again, he or his followers really screwed up in South Carolina. They collected signatures to put him on the ballot, when the same number is needed to get a party recgonized. Would have saved him or an Indy of his choosing a lot of time and money….

    How about…Seat belts are Too Damn Tight Party.

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