Published Sunday, Feb. 24, 2008 | 8:45 a.m.
Updated Thursday, Oct. 30, 2008 | 2:14 p.m.
WASHINGTON -- Ralph Nader is in.
The man whose 2000 candidacy made the difference, many believe, between an Al Gore and George Bush presidency, announced today he is jumping into the 2008 race as an independent.
Nader told Tim Russert this morning on “Meet the Press”: “One feels the obligation.” Nader outlined his grievances with the current frontrunners before Russert launched into the questions _ what about Nader’s spoiler role in 2000? His age (he just turned 74, older than John McCain)? His legacy potentially being diminished by playing the spoiler again?
“We shouldn’t enter the election arena?” Nader batted back. “Just sit on the sidelines?”
What will a Nader candidacy mean eight years later?
Here we go.