Why Nader is running:
He's aware that history was set to judge him as having known back in 2000 that his candidacy would help Bush
and most everything that followed (tax cuts for the rich, trashing the environment, cut backs on social spending). And that's a judgement he's keen to avoid.
So, what to do?
Simple. Convince historians that he's nuts. And what could be nuttier than Ralph running for president this year?
The history books will not say that Nader consciously helped Republicans. Instead, they will merely say that he was insane.
UPDATE: After an extensive search, found one blogger
that's pleased to see Nader run. So he'll get at least two votes in November (his own and the blogger's).
Nader might get votes (not enough to win) in strongly democratic states to at least get the message across that Nader does address some progressive issues that Democrats should have been addressing. The two-party system does not address certain of these issues for political reasons, such as getting re-elected.
Hasn't anyone thought that Nader has gone over to the Dark Side... that he is in the employ of the Corporate Fascists who run this country?
Where does he get his money to run? Where does he get his daily spending money? Is there a reason he won't disclose his finances?
To me, this is a no brainer. He has grown up and sold out. This would expain why we only hear from him every 4 years...