8/2/04 10:00 AM EST
Nader Determined To Stay In Race
The New York Times reports this morning that to Ralph Nader, "the Democratic convention in Boston was a hollow charade that made Senator John Kerry, the Democratic presidential nominee, seem more like President Bush than ever. He said it gave him no reason to drop out of the race, even if he costs Mr. Kerry the election in November, as many believe he cost Al Gore in 2000." Nader "called the Democrats a 'decadent' party and, in a reference to Mr. Gore's populist war cry in 2000, accused Mr. Gore of 'taking my language away from me' and 'costing me more votes than I cost him.' Mr. Kerry, he noted, voted for the war in Iraq, would not put a deadline on withdrawing American troops, voted for the Patriot Act and, he said, 'won't touch the bloated, corrupt military budget.'"