This isn’t exactly third party related, but since Ralph Nader is such a big part of the drive to recruit a primary challenger I figured it was worth posting and would be of interest to this site.
There is a new article up at American Spectator that suggests that Obama won’t have a primary challenger.
Expect the talk of a primary challenge to Obama only to get louder. Pundits salivate at the prospect of an unusual twist, turning the foregone conclusion of Obama’s nomination into a story. The problem is: A challenge won’t happen.
The article is more of a pragmatic technical explanation for why a primary challenge won’t happen. It is not an ideological treatise. But oddly, he fails to mention Nader as a main driver of the primary challenger talk. I think this article is more of an explanation for why there is unlikely to be a “big name” primary challenger. I still suspect there will be a challenger of some standing.
I recognize my comments above are editorializing a bit, but I included them in the post since the comments are down. Once the comments get fixed I’ll move them to the comments section.