This somewhat paradoxical point of view was expressed by Ralph Nader, who in his 85 years, 4 times he ran for President from the Green party and independent by purchasing only the glory of man, taking away votes from other candidates.
The Nader more surprised by the fact that other Republicans dare not nominate candidates, although a very good chance, he believes, can be a former Ohio Governor John Kasica, and the Governor of Maryland Larry Hogan and the ex-Senator from Arizona Jeff Flake.
“They are simply afraid, and not what trump overwhelm them with attacks, and that he unleashed on voters, which is an idol, added Nader. — In this situation, more chances arise for Democrats, which would be worth to pay attention to the 13 States, where to deploy not the usual propaganda activities which do not produce results, a campaign based on the initiative of the citizens themselves”.
Nader also bringing the adoption of the most important in the twentieth century, laws about consumer protection, including the National Traffic and Motor Vehicle Safety Act, Clean Water Act and Whistleblower Protection Act, no longer taking active part in politics, but is closely monitoring what is happening and continues to produce several books a year. The last one, How the Rats Re-formed the Congress begins as a tale of how a plague of rats in the toilets of the Capitol was the occasion to ridicule the legislature, but actually dedicated to the question of what instructions to his representatives should give the people, not big business.
“Finest hour” of Nader was in 2000, when it received enough votes to then Vice-President al Gore lost to George Bush. “It is very doubtful that today I will again run for President, he jokes. I think I’ve done enough, trying to show how the political system is rigged against representatives of other political forces except the Republican or the Democratic party.”
The main credit for Nader believes the struggle for the rights of consumers and against the interests of giant corporations, which have not created a family. “Didn’t want to be constantly absent father,” he explains. Now for his favourite occupations are watching documentaries, reading Voltaire and other “non-modern” authors and dinners in a narrow circle of friends, but the passion for chess has passed — they are, in his words, they began to tire.
“This is one of the latest in the world of altruists,” said the actress and the winner of the “Emmy” Henriette Mantel, which is familiar with Nader for more than 40 years, when in the 1970s he worked in his non-profit Center for Study of Responsive Law, and in 2006 released a documentary about him An Unreasonable Man.
The Nader worried about the attitude of the young generation in the current situation, which he described as a “crisis of democracy”. “If a dictator wants to seize power, he needs to give you as much information to you for a minute could not stay without her, he explained. — Another option is to provide such a wealth of choice, in which there is cognitive dissonance. I hope my achievement will be the demonstration of how a minority can get their way”.
“More than half a century I’m interested in all the same — justice, summed up Nader. — Without it, there can be no freedom. And besides, what else could you do? To go to Miami and watch the whales? It’s hard for me to answer such an obvious question, although I tried, because I never raised the white flag of surrender.”