Breaking Point: Voting for the First Time in 40 years...for Nader!
Voting for the first time in 40 years – for Nader!
My husband, Rick, and I are overjoyed you have decided to declare your candidacy for President! In 2000 I fell into the trap of voting for Al Gore even though I knew you had what it takes to turn this nation around for the better. I won’t make the same mistake again.
This time around you have my vote and would still have it even if it were Barack Obama against Dick Cheney. Too many people are looking at who is more likely to win for their party, and the result is too many people compromising what is important for their lives and their values. ALL your stands on the issues and your values are our dream for what we wish this nation could be. You have already done so much for this country, not only by voicing your stands to steer this country in the right direction, but also with all the improvements in safety for the public that you have championed.
Rick is so turned off by politics in America that he hasn’t voted in more than 40 years. He hasn’t registered to vote since we were married 39 years ago. He tried to get me to vote for you in 2000, but was still feeling too cynical about the election procedure back then to register to vote himself. Now with your candidacy he will register once again in order to vote for you. We both have never felt worse about this country than we do now, and your candidacy will be a motivating factor in getting him to register.
—Amy and Rick
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Nader for President 2008