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February 2008


Nader the Egotist

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In case you haven't heard, Ralph Nader is running for president. This is no political joke.

The onetime honorable champion of consumers in the 1960s has already besmirched that legacy. He is now a bitter loner on an ego trip with little backing.

At 74, if Nader lives long enough, he will become ...

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Nader, Ralph
2008 presidential election

Ron Paul: Spoiler?

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Why, one may ask, is Rep. Ron Paul staying in the presidential race?

The onetime Libertarian candidate for president in 1988 apparently isn't going anywhere soon. He barely scratches in the primaries and caucuses but hangs in nevertheless.

Paul's loyal followers have raised an impressive sum of money ...

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Paul, Ron
2008 presidential election

Veepstakes Begin

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In this unusual election year, it is hardly premature to talk about the potential running mates of the likely nominees for president.

True, the No. 2 spot rarely helps or hurts the top of the ticket. When George H. W. Bush tapped Sen. Dan Quayle of Indiana in 1988, a relative nonentity in the party ...

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2008 presidential election
running mates

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