This expresses, rather more clearly than I can, my disgust with the anti-Nader thing goin' on recently. Blaming Nader for stealing the election from Gore is...god, metaphors fail. There were a great many people who didn't vote, and a great many who voted for Bush, and we decide that All Fault In Perpetuity lies with 1% in Florida who voted for Nader. Because he had the temerity to be on the ballot. The horror. What about all the people who checked "Bush" on their little dangling chaddy things? Don't you think they had something to do with him getting elected? Maybe a teeny bit?
Nader's a fruitbat, yes, but he does not control the election. If he did, I'm pretty sure he'd manage to get into the debates, or something.