In January, Ralph Nader formed an exploratory committee to consider yet another run for the presidency. At the time, he told reporters that he'd need to feel he could raise $10 million and get free legal help to secure ballot access in order to actually run, and that he'd take a month to think about his decision.
Well, this Sunday, almost a month later, Nader will appear on "Meet the Press." At the Politico, Ben Smith has an e-mail sent from Nader's committee to its supporter list announcing the appearance. Smith speculates that the message is a hint at an announcement. An excerpt from the e-mail:
As you know, we've been exploring the possibilities in recent weeks.
And here's one question that keeps coming up:
What's been pulled off the table by the corporatized political machines in this momentous election year?
Cutting the huge, bloated and wasteful military budget, adopting a single payer Canadian-style national health insurance system, impeaching Bush/Cheney, opposing nuclear power -- among many others.
Who will pick up these issues and put them back on the table?
Hope you get a chance to tune in to watch Ralph Nader this Sunday on Meet the Press.