07 February 2008

Green Compost

[07 Feb. 2008]

AP is reporting that California voters resoundingly rejected Cynthia McKinney’s bid to win the Green Presidential nod from her newly adopted state. Golden State voters chose Ralph Nader by nearly two to one over McKinney. In actual terms, Nader scored 16,835 votes over McKinney’s 7, 124 votes in a state with a population of 36 million.

Nader’s victory is remarkable, as he has only announced an exploratory committee for the 2008 cycle. But considering that Nader he ran a write in Presidential campaign in 1992, ran under the Green Party aegis in 1996 and 2000 and as the choice of the Reform Party in 2004, there is a strong chance that the 74 year old Nader would decide to run again.

Maybe McKinney will steal Nader’s home “state” of the District of Columbia next week. In the mean time, I wonder who McKinney will blame for her setback in California?

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