PRimage are keen observers of political developments ‘across the pond’, so we were fascinated to learn that the American consumer advocate Ralph Nader has said he will stand as an independent in the US presidential election. Judy Viitanen and the PRimage team believe this will bring some interesting and fresh political perspectives and dynamics to the current bitter Republican-Democratic battle in the 2008 Presidential Election, especially as Mr Nader has accused both the main parties of shutting out the United States public and failing to talk about the important issues!
The 73-year-old rose to prominence in the 1960s as an auto-safety campaigner and has helped fund many governmental and non-governmental organizations, including the environmental protection agency (EPA), and the occupational safety and health administration (OSHA) … and this will be the fifth time the activist has run for president. PRimage recall that he stood as a Green party candidate in the 2000 election … and that many Democrats blamed him for handing the election to George Bush, by taking just enough support from Al Gore, especially in the crucial state of Florida…. However, PRimage wonder if partisan Democrats will be comforted by the fact that Mr Nader has denied he will be a threat to the party this time round?
We loved his observation that: “…. If the Democrats can’t landslide the Republicans this year, they ought to just wrap up, close down, emerge in a different form.” … Watch this space! What’s your reaction to this? PRimage want to hear your views.