High ambition calls for high rhetoric:
Ralph Nader is entering the presidential race as an independent, he announced Sunday, saying it is time for a "Jeffersonian revolution."
Ralph Nader is running for president as an independent.
"In the last few years, big money and the closing down of Washington against citizen groups prevent us from trying to improve our country. And I want everybody to have the right and opportunity to improve their country," he told reporters after an appearance announcing his candidacy on NBC's "Meet the Press."
Asked why he should be president, the longtime consumer advocate said, "Because I got things done."
--except, apparently, filing to run for President, which makes it apparent that he's not running to win, and perhaps not even running to try to make a point. No, he's running because that's what he does.
Nader's decision, which did not come as a surprise to political watchers, marks his fourth straight White House bid -- fifth if his 1992 write-in campaign is included.
Ralph Nader. Occupation: presidential candidate. Ralph Nader, part of the past.
It's time for a change, Ralph. Let it go already. Why don't you run for Congress, where you might have a gnat's chance of, um, winning? After, that's what Lawrence Lessig seems to be doing.