“There’s only one thing different about Barack Obama when it comes to being a Democratic presidential candidate. He’s half African-American.”
“John Kerry with a tan.”
More of Nader’s insightful comments:
“Whether that will make any difference, I don’t know. I haven’t heard him have a strong crackdown on economic exploitation in the ghettos. Payday loans, predatory lending, asbestos, lead. What’s keeping him from doing that? Is it because he wants to talk white? He doesn’t want to appear like Jesse Jackson? We’ll see all that play out in the next few months and if he gets elected afterwards.”
I also wish Obama would focus harder on poverty. But Ralph Nader playing the race card is probably the most ineffective way on Earth to get him to go about this.
Taking a break from his busy campaign schedule, Nader is now telling a black man he is “talking white” and is afraid to sound like Jesse Jackson (note to all black politicians: you need to sound like Jesse Jackson in order to win). As a black man, you are required to go visit ghettos constantly. Ralph Nader spends a lot of time in them talking to poor people, so just follow his example. Oh, and don’t forget to make asbestos litigation the centerpiece of your national campaign. OK, you’re all set for victory!
Wednesday: Screw the Whales!