Thursday, February 28, 2008

Ralph Nader Picks Matt Gonzalez as his Running Mate


Well, well what do you know... So HERE'S the larger reason for Gonzalez's broadside against Obama yesterday. Politicians ARE slick, aren't they?--even leftist ones LOL... In any event as I've said many times before, I have the utmost respect and admiration for Ralph Nader and everything he stands for and if he had any kind of chance at all to become President of the United States I would vote for him in a nanosecond. But I truly wish him well in his campaign and I KNOW because of his radical insight, experience, knowledge, and bedrock INTEGRITY he WILL continue to raise all the right questions and make all the most important political criticisms of Obama, Hillary, & McCain-- as well he should. As I've also pointed out I don't quite feel the same way either personally or politically about Gonzalez but perhaps Ralph knows something I don't... Let's hope so anyway...


Nader Picks Gonzalez as Running Mate
by Paul Hogarth, 2008-02-28

At 9:00 a.m. Pacific Standard Time today, presidential candidate Ralph Nader announced at a Washington DC press conference that his running mate will be former San Francisco Supervisor and Board President Matt Gonzalez. Beyond Chron was the first media outlet in the country to report this story. We were unaware of Gonzalez's plans when he wrote a guest editorial for us yesterday, and so did not disclose it at the time.

Gonzalez ran for Mayor in 2003, coming very close to becoming the first Green Party mayor of a major U.S. city. On February 5th, Nader won the California primary for the 2008 Green Party nomination with 60% of the vote. This is Nader's fourth consecutive run for the Presidency. His running mate in 1996 and 2000 was Native American activist Winona LaDuke. His running mate in 2004 was Peter Camejo.