Nader Still Thinks He Can Win

Nader broadens the definition of winning in his bid for the presidency.


When you know you're in a losing battle, it's best to find a larger meaning of "victory," and that's what independent presidential candidate Ralph Nader has done. "I define winning in many ways," he says. "One is that you keep the agendas alive." Next, "you bring a lot of young people in. A lot of not-so-young people get a little morale boost, and maybe they'll go to the city council meeting." Third, hope that what you say "would pull or push the other two major candidates." And, "on the traditional definition, allow me a slight tinge of immodesty: Put me on all three debates, and we'll have a three-way race."