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Ralph Nader Names Gonzales as Running Mate

Headline: Nader Chooses a Running Mate

With Bloomberg solidly out of the picture, third-party presidential candidate Ralph Nader has upped his campaign-cred by naming his number two. Matt Gonzalez, the shaggy Green Party, former San Francisco Supervisor is most popularly know for giving Gavin Newsom a run for his money in the 2003 mayoral race.

Nader, the first presidential candidate to round out his slate, tapped Texas-born, California-resident Gonzalez, giving him a winning electoral college recipe, should Nader's campaign make it to November's general election. Gonzalez was President of San Francisco's Board of Supervisors during Ralph Nader's last Green run for the White House, and is the only San Francisco politician who has mounted a serious challenge to Newsom.

What do you think? Is this a match made in heaven?


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janneth janneth 9 years
Who has a bigger ego, Mattie or Ralphie? Hard to say. Go Go Nader! Far far away! He has so many important ideas, kinda funny they only come out at election time. I have a good bumper sticker for Nader: "The Iraq war--It's all my fault!"
cine_lover cine_lover 9 years
Wackdoodle, You are awesome!
wackdoodle wackdoodle 9 years
Excuse me LilSass - he was not smelly or disgusting. As I have actually met the man several times I can vouch that when I met him he was neither smelly, disgusting or impolite in anyway. Making unfounded some would say slanderous statements about a person that you've had no personal contact is childish and well that sort of behavior is SF's life blood. This city is one giant group of NIMBYS. It's common knowledge in SF that people who say its "common knowledge" are exaggerating to bolster their own ego.
x_juicyfruit x_juicyfruit 9 years
:rotfl: @ LilSass
LilSass LilSass 9 years
It is common knowledge in San Francisco that Matt Gonzalez is a smelly, disgusting letch who doesn't bathe. He is NOT someone you want to look like, nor someone you want to fawn over on Muni. GROSS! He and Nader are a match made in "get over yourself" heaven!!!
x_juicyfruit x_juicyfruit 9 years
That's very very true, cine.
cine_lover cine_lover 9 years
We did have a party! My opinion is, Liberals and Conservatives alike, have the same goal. A productive, clean, safe, happy, America. We just differ on how to get there.
x_juicyfruit x_juicyfruit 9 years
He kind of reminds me of the Little Engine that Could. Keep on keeping on, amirite?
flutterpie flutterpie 9 years
i making a bumper sticker that reads: Go fuck yourself nader
trésjolie1 trésjolie1 9 years
Gosh, cine, those sound like bad people! It's a good thing you've got us! The few Republican friends I know are all Republican because their families are, and seem to think "it is just the right thing" without any knowledge or ideas to back it up with. I always suspected there must be more to the conservative side than this, and the famous evangelicals; and that's where I met you guys. And we even had a bipartisan party today! :roygbv: Nader is looking more and more like Mr.Burns. Shave his bangs and it would be a carbon copy.
wackdoodle wackdoodle 9 years
Ok I had a major crush on Matt Gonzales after his run against Newsome. He used ride my bus before he ran against Gavin but I didn't know who is was - I just thought he was attractive and sweet. That said after reading this about him being Nader's running mate - I no longer harbor any crush on Matt Gonzales in any way, shape or form. Now he's just like the CEO of the internet company used to work for who sold our company so he could run for VP on the Libertarian ticket against Bush and Gore. Absolutely pointless.
MarinerMandy MarinerMandy 9 years
Amen, cine!! It seems like people just go with what their parents believed and never question it. I've been told I'm an Ultra Commie Bleeding Heart Liberal, but somehow I get along just fine with my VERY conversative fiance. We both agree it's because we know why we believe what we believe and we respect each other for that. His family on the other hand just votes Republican because, according to them, all the problems in the world are caused by liberals. Drives me crazy... Like your guy, Goldwater. I can completely respect him even though I don't agree with him because he was so inteligent and thoughful and I think he did a lot of politics in this country. His is definetely a conservativism that I can respect. I voted for Nader in 2000 (and in my defense I was 18 at that time!) becaue I liked what he had to say about education...and I wasn't too thrilled with Al Gore. I just think he's had his time and should donate his money to a good cause instead of wasting it all on fruitless campaigns.
cine_lover cine_lover 9 years
Jillness, I can say honestly the people I know who are voting for him are political morons. Most of them actually have Conservative views or Libertarian views, but when I mention that they freak out. I also know people who won't vote for Obama because they are convinced he is anti American (whole pledge of a allegiance thing) or won't vote for McCain because they say they should not vote for someone white this election. The majority of people that I know, have NO clue why they vote they way they do. They call themselves Liberals but they have no idea why they are LIberals. And my friends who are voting for Nader think they are going against the establishment :oy:
Jillness Jillness 9 years
Do you know what it is that they like so much about him? I have heard him speak on a few shows before, but that was during past elections. I don't really know what people like about him other than, "He's not them". I am not trying to be sassy...I am just sincerely curious. If people are going to vote for him, have you heard what the biggest factor for that is? I didn't know if he had an issue that he dominated. What I have heard recently sounds a lot like things HC and BO are saying.
cine_lover cine_lover 9 years
Jill, I know A LOT of people who will vote for Nader. That being said, I do not think it is going to disrupt the Democrats to any great extent, but every little bit helps.
cine_lover cine_lover 9 years
Liberty I think we scared him away.
LibertySugar LibertySugar 9 years
Oh la la — to Cine and to bellaressa. ;-)
bellaressa bellaressa 9 years
Good for you Nadar - I believe he doesn't have enough to do during the day. Okay, he likes to give his money away, I wonder can I get some. Off the subject: I really like his ears. Weird-right?
Shopaholichunny Shopaholichunny 9 years
:ROTFL: Cine!
Shopaholichunny Shopaholichunny 9 years
:ROTFL: Cine! ;)
Jillness Jillness 9 years
I don't think people will vote for Nader. The idea of a spoiler nominee might be exciting to the Republican party, but the democrats and independants didn't seem to be needing another choice. What does Nader offer that McCain, Clinton, or Obama don't?
cine_lover cine_lover 9 years
3M You keep getting little love connections on this site.
Shopaholichunny Shopaholichunny 9 years
*look like sorry
Shopaholichunny Shopaholichunny 9 years
I think Liberty wants to see what you like M3! :)
cine_lover cine_lover 9 years
:cheer: Nader! Are you suppose to prove that you look like Gonzalez? Or that people would get excited?
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