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Nader: Crusader, Spoiler, Icon, by Justin Martin

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Click here for 25 full quotes from Ralph Nader in the book Nader: Crusader, Spoiler, Icon, by Justin Martin.
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   If Roe is reversed, decision just reverts to the states.
   Consumerism is about corporations vs. citizens.
   Net worth is $3.8 million; owns corporate stocks.
   Crime in the suites worse than crime in the streets.
Free Trade
   NAFTA and GATT supersede national and state laws.
Government Reform
   Primary architect of Freedom of Information Act.
   Increase voting by weekend and holiday Election Days.
Health Care
   3.5% payroll tax to fund universal healthcare.
Homeland Security
   Cut defense budget by $62B by reducing waste & fraud.
Principles & Values
   Suffers from Bell's Palsy.
   Ran because unable to get hearing with president or Congress.
   Gore beat Gore -- look at TN, AR, and WV, not FL.
   Political systems benefit from outside competition.
   Wants credit for a Democratic Senate in 2000 election.
   Bush intensifies contradictions and galvanizes progressives.
   Dems will lose until they become more progressive.
   Nader "stood" for president in 1996 (didn't "run").
   Green nominee, but declined rival Green Party USA.
   Dislikes "spoiler" label and "strategic voting".
   "Priceless" ad caused lawsuit but got priceless attention.
   "Nader's Raiders for Gore" Nader said Gore would win by 20%.
   Florida included some (less than 537) disenfranchised voters.
   In 2004, would do "just about everything" differently.
War & Peace
   Palestinian statehood and security for Israel.
   Afghanistan: Bush burned down haystack to find needle.

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