Re: [sixties-l] Sixties-1 Re: Hitchens on Nader

From: William M Mandel (
Date: 01/28/97

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    Here's one on which I agree with Blankfort.      William Mandel
    Jeffrey Blankfort wrote:
    > The problem with the analysis by Friedman and others of the same mind is
    > that they assume that those who voted for Nader would have voted for
    > Gore if the former had not been running. Speaking for myself and others
    > I know who voted for Nader, none of us would have voted for Gore under
    > any circumstances. Half the electorate who stayed away from the ballot
    > box apparently made the same decision.
    > Jeff Blankfort
    > Neil Friedman wrote:
    > > I distrust the use of a complicated anaysis to disprove the obvious. What
    > > the Nader candidacy did was take over 78,000 votes in Florida. If Nader had
    > > not been on the ballot, Gore would be president. Now, one may argue about
    > > whether that would be good or bad for the country. But it would be true. For
    > > Nader and/or Hitchins to dispute this is beyond my comprehension. I am
    > > trying to make a point about thinking and analysis - how they can be used so
    > > cleverly to evade the obvious.
    > > - -- Many Blessings

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