Nader ponders another run

From the Associated Press

Ralph Nader could be poised for another third-party presidential campaign.

The consumer advocate will appear on NBC’s “Meet the Press” on Sunday to announce whether he will launch another White House bid. Nader kicked off his 2004 run on the show.

A Nader spokesman did not return calls seeking comment.

Kevin Zeese, who was Nader’s spokesman during the 2004 race but is no longer working for him, said Friday that Nader had been actively talking to “lots of people on all sorts of levels” about a possible run.

Zeese said he could only guess what Nader might do, but added: “Obviously, I don’t think Tim Russert would have him on for no reason.”


Peter Camejo, Nader’s running mate in 2004, said he wouldn’t reveal Nader’s plans because he didn’t want to upstage the announcement. But he said Nader’s overall philosophy on elections was the same.

“You’ve got to keep running to raise the issues that are never discussed,” Camejo said.

Last month, Nader launched a presidential exploratory committee. Its website said he’d fight “corporate greed, corporate power, corporate control.”

Many Democrats think Nader, who also ran in 2000, cost them that election by siphoning votes from Al Gore.