Read this transcript of Nader's Meet the Press interview about WHY he's running again.
It's pretty interesting, if not almost convincing.
It's hard because i want to defend Nader against the liberals who have set him up as some kind of bogeyman, a scapegoat for their own failures and flaws, but at the same time i don't really agree with his tactic of running for president. Both sides of this debate seem to be missing some big-picture perspective.
It's too late at night for me to really dig into this, but i'll be writing a lot (and rapping a lot) about these issues all year. For now, i'll just say that people should read that interview with an open mind. I'm sure when the time comes i'll hold my nose and vote for the Democrat, but it's vital that we understand what's really going on, even if it doesn't make tactical sense to act on it.
Follow-up: analysis from john nichols