December 13th, 2007 by jpeters
Consumer advocate Ralph Nader has taken The New York Times to task over a recent commentary that attacks Democratic underdogs including Senator Gravel.
Writes Nader: “[A]ren’t we all glad that ballot access was so easy in the nineteenth century, compared to today, that small parties like the anti-slavery, women’s rights, labor and farmer-populist parties got onto the ballots and pioneered hugely important agendas, ignored by the Democratic, Whig and Republican Parties? These small starters never came close to winning the Presidency, except for the populist parties, winning many Congressional elections.”
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