~Nader on bank woes~I predicted this~Submitted by legalizeliberty on Mon, 09/15/2008 - 17:01
As banks reeled and presidential campaigns scrambled to react to the crisis on Wall Street Monday, color one man unsurprised.
“I predicted this,” said Ralph Nader, the independent presidential candidate. “All this I’ve written about five, 10 years ago.”
Nader recounted a recent meeting with editors at The Washington Post, who he said told him the paper wasn’t covering his campaign because he had no chance of winning. According to Nader, he replied: “Then why are you covering the Nationals?” a reference to Washington’s long-suffering baseball team.
Along with his running mate, former San Francisco supervisor Matt Gonzales, Nader held rallies in Denver and St. Paul, Minn., during the major party conventions that failed to generate media interest. More recently, he held a news conference with Rep. Ron Paul of Texas, the former GOP presidential candidate, and several other independent candidates to urge voters to consider third-party options.