From: "Jeannie Berg"
Subject: Unbelievable Nader news... Please forward immediately
Date: Thu, 24 Jun 2004 19:05:50 -0700
IMPORTANT -- PROGRESSIVES PLEASE FORWARD
Today (Thursday, June 24th) the Nader campaign made a desperate, last-ditch effort to make the Oregon ballot by teaming up with Republicans eager to help get Bush re-elected.
Ralph Nader himself appeared on Lars Larson's right-wing talk radio show this afternoon to urge Lars' listeners to come to his nominating convention this Saturday. Guest host Victor Bok directly told the audience that they should help Ralph make the ballot to siphon liberal votes and allow George Bush to win Oregon.
This evening, news reporters have confirmed that calls have been made to Republicans from right-wing anti-tax group Citizens for a Sound Economy. Callers said, "I am calling because we have a chance to stop John Kerry from winning Oregon." They went on to urge members to come out on Saturday and sign the petition to nominate Ralph Nader.
Additional calls were made to registered Republicans from Oregon Family Council. The script itself blatantly states that without Republicans "we don't think many people will show up" confirming the difficulty Nader has had in attracting 1000 supporters after his first effort to make the Oregon ballot failed earlier this year.
Many progressives have long argued that Ralph has failed to understand how his campaign would help defeat John Kerry in November. These shocking developments suggest that Ralph knows all too well his value to the right, and worse, demonstrates his willingness to put his own agenda ahead of the larger cause of defeating Bush.
Call Ralph Nader and tell him that if he can't make the ballot with the support of people who actually believe in him, he shouldn't court the disingenuous support of Bush's cronies. His Oregon office can be reached at 503.224.2647
Please forward to all progressives you know so we can expose the right's hidden agenda this Saturday!