Posted by Melmac on October 28, 2000 at 19:15:59:
In Reply to: Re: Another admission that the US presidency is not just a two horse race posted by Bowser on October 28, 2000 at 18:12:04:
Scare tactics have become the method of attack in the final days before the US presidential elections.
The US media had effectively shut out almost all mention of Ralph Nader's candidacy and give his views absolutely no coverage. The excuse given is his low standings in the polls. His poll standings are low because the media makes it appear that only two candidates are running. Now, suddenly, Nader is getting much press, but only as the "spoiler", taking votes away from Al Gore. Still, almmost no coverage of his party platform, which is neither left nor right.
Monied interests, in this country, are very concerned that one of the major party candidates wins, as they have contributed heavily to both campaigns and effectively own BOTH George W. Bush AND Al Gore (and both political parties). Corporate interests can not afford to lose their huge corporate subsidies, which would happen if Ralph Nader wins. Corporate interests have a strong, vested interest in maintaining American politics as "business as usual". If either major party candidate wins, the majority of American people lose.
The Nader candidacy has to do with breaking the absolute corporate control of American politics.
Regardless of which major party candidate wins - the American people lose and the multi billion dollar American corporations, win.
What is important, is to break the back of our deeply entrenched two party (with one philosophy) system and make more choices available to the American people.
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