Sunday, March 28, 2004

Republican Mischief Re: Nader

Wayne Slater (who co-wrote the book on Karl Rove, "Bush's Brain") broke the story in the Dallas Morning News (free access but requires registration) on Friday that some of Ralph Nader's largest contributors are actually Republican activists who see a vibrant Nader candidacy as one more piece of insurance against a Kerry win. Nothing surprising there. Recall that another Republican activist, Roger Stone, was supplying free advice on strategy to Al Sharpton, another potential spoiler, at least in Republican dreams (previous posting on Stone is here).

" 'Republicans are well aware that Ralph Nader played a spoiler role in the 2000 election. And there is no reason why they wouldn't want to encourage and help him do so again in 2004,' said Jano Cabrera, a spokesman for the Democrat National Committee."

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