Monday, April 8

Do Sharpton + Nader = Second Term for Bush?

After witnessing principled but obstinate candidate Ralph Nader siphon off enough votes in key states to probably cost them the White House in 2000, the Democrats face the prospect of another party crasher in 2004. If Edward Blum's assessment of the viability of Al Sharpton as a presidential contender is at all accurate (and I have my doubts about that) then the Democrats are in for a stormy and frustrating presidential campaign next time round. Between Nader's bleeding of the white, neo-hippie vote and Sharpton's magnetic pull on the party in the direction of reparations, black victimology, and similar radical losing causes, whoever assumes the Democratic mantle will be in for the fight of his life--and that's just within his own party!