Ralph Nader Wins California Green Primary

Whatever its worth, perpetual candidate Ralph Nader beat former Congresswoman Cynthia McKinney in the California Green Party primary by a nearly 3-to-1 margin.  

President Green 94.2% ( 21785 of 23109 ) precincts reporting as of Feb 6, 2008, at 6:09 a.m.

Candidate Votes Percent
  Kent Mesplay (Grn) 561 2.0 %  
  Jared Ball (Grn) 442 1.6 %  
  Jesse Johnson (Grn) 500 1.8 %  
  Kat Swift (Grn) 839 3.0 %  
  Ralph Nader (Grn) 16,676 61.0 %  
  Elaine Brown (Grn) 1,246 4.6 %  
  Cynthia McKinney (Grn) 7,084 26.0 %

 

California is one of the few state Green primary that Nader competed in - he has stand ins in other states - but it represents the motherlode of delegates to the Green Party convention so Nader could possibly win their nomination, meaning his name would appear automaticly on dozens of ballots in November.

Tags: Green party, Ralph Nader (all tags)

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10 Comments

Re: Ralph Nader Wins California Green Primary

Hey Ralph, thanks for the last 7 years.  Still think there's not a dimes worth of difference between Gore and Bush?

by AnnC 2008-02-06 04:34AM | 0 recs
Re: Ralph Nader Wins California Green Primary

I'm not sure if he is reading this post.

by alexmhogan 2008-02-06 04:36AM | 0 recs
Re: Ralph Nader Wins California Green Primary

Judging by how the Democrats catipulated to Bush, was there really that much of a difference in how the parties operated?

Did Nader lose the Congress for the party for so many years?? Bush's horrible tenure was possible only because of the DEmocrats. They failed to act as a check on his excesses.

by Pravin 2008-02-06 04:57AM | 0 recs
Re: Ralph Nader Wins California Green Primary

And what did Al Gore have to do with any of that, even if we totally accept your premise?

by Denny Crane 2008-02-06 05:45AM | 0 recs
Re: Ralph Nader Wins California Green Primary

Al Gore should have gotten better advisers for his campaign. And he should have gotten a VP candidate who woudn't have played dead in a debate with Cheney and who wouldn't advise Gore against contesting the results too hard in FL.

by Pravin 2008-02-06 06:21AM | 0 recs
He was meaningless in '04

I think people are sick of him.

by dpANDREWS 2008-02-06 04:46AM | 0 recs
Re: He was meaningless in '04

So why do you guys keep whining about him? If Democrats had the spine of Nader, they would have made life miserable for Bush and not conceded the framing of issues to a nutjob. Maybe they would have won a few more senate and congress seats sooner like they did in 2006. Without Nader, I doubt a Deaniac movement would have taken place placing the party deeper in a state of complacency. As it is, it is still trying to remain there despite all the events that transpired. Imagine how much worse the party would have been. We are just lucky as a party(unlucky as a country) that the Republicans are first class fuckups.

I do not understand the logic of people on this blog. I take it from the sentiment here no one should ever run a third party candidacy because one party will always be worse than the other major party and we just cannot take that risk ever. I defended Ross Perot when some of my Republican friends whined about him tag teaming against Bush in the debates(though it is still debatable whether the majority of his voter base was actually proBush in the states that counted).

It's a shame I have to keep adding disclaimers because people here just assume people only support people they vote for. I never voted for Nader.

by Pravin 2008-02-06 05:03AM | 0 recs
Nader is a kook

A egomaniac and a nut.

Thanks for the seat belts Ralph, but that doesn't qualify you to be President.

by dpANDREWS 2008-02-06 05:05AM | 0 recs
Re: Nader is a kook

Yet he was right on the biggest foreign policy blunder of the last 30 years. Quite a few prominent democrats weren't. IN fact, they are still too chickenshit to do anything about it.

by Pravin 2008-02-06 06:20AM | 0 recs
Re: Ralph Nader Wins California Green Primary

I think I speak for every Democrat in saying:

Who The Fuck Cares What That Piece Of Crap Won?

by ChrisR 2008-02-06 04:55AM | 0 recs

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