Never satisfied with the Democratic Party Ralph Nader is soliciting primary challengers for President Obama in 2012. The activist, four-time presidential candidate, and former Green Party standard bearer issued the call along with social critic and Princeton University Prof. Cornel West, The Washington Times reports:
"Without debates by challengers inside the Democratic Party's presidential primaries, the liberal/majoritarian agenda will be muted and ignored," Mr. Nader said in a news release. "The one-man Democratic primaries will be dull, repetitive, and draining of both voter enthusiasm and real bright lines between the two parties that excite voters."
In search of candidates, Mr. Nader and the others sent out a letter, endorsed by 45 "distinguished leaders,"to elected officials, civic leaders, academics and members of the progressive community who specialize among other things in labor, poverty, military and foreign policy. The list, they said, also includes progressive Democrats who have held national and state office and have fought for progressive reforms.
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