Thursday, February 28, 2008

Nader to announce VP selection

According to an email sent out by the Nader campaign, he will announce his VP selection in a couple of hours.
This is kinda interesting. If Nader is going to try and gain ballot access via the Green Party's 12 states, he might put Cynthia McKinney on the ballot. McKinney beat Nader in some of the Green Party primary states although he clocked her in all-important California. A Nader-McKinney ticket would put a lot of constituencies in play. Granted, they would be minor. But, if you cobble together enough minors, you get some numbers.
If he picks a more conservative VP, like a Jesse Ventura or someone like that, in order to create balance, he won't win the Green Party convention. Without the GP nod, Nader's battle for ballot access is even bigger than it will be already.
Obviously, Michael Bloomberg is out, since he announced yesterday that he won't run nationally at all. It was a doubtful option but you never know these days.
I doubt it will be Peter Camejo or Winona LaDuke again although you never know. Both ran well with Nader in the past but they might be looking to not run again.
It would be nice to see Nader get a flamboyant candidate with a lot of money so that the campaign would have enough resources to compete. In 2004, Nader was paying off bills for the campaign way into 2006. Not a good sign. He will need millions to compete this time around.
So, we'll have to wait and see who the candidate is.

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