Now third-hand, I received the following inquiry about Ralph Nader's
position (back then) on the Vietnam War (and on the civil rights
movement). Does anyone have any feedback on this?
>Got an interesting email from a friend today and I quote:
> "Well agree that Nader's current positions are superior...but what did
> to say about the Vietnam War when we were fighting it? And where was
> during the Civil rights movement. He was very focused on other
> things, but to remain silent..or in the background..during those times
> loses my vote today!"
> Any suggestions for rebuttal? Rob
My own take is, in light of Nader's public record since the 60s and his
current outspoken criticism of globalizing capitalism (not his term!)
and the erosion of democracy, that it doesn't greatly matter to me what
Nader's positions were on Vietnam & civil rights, though I strongly
suspect that he was critical and supportive respectively. He's getting
my vote anyway.
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