Nader's Raid

07/03/2008 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

It is always easy to make fun of Ralph Nader -- primarily because the man has no sense of humor. Here in Washington, the nation's capital of the humorless, Nader is in a league of his own.

I once picked him up for a panel discussion, tried to make a joke about my less-than-impressive vehicle, and what does Nader do? For the entire drive, he lectured me about air bags (None on the passenger side, so shoot me).

Based upon Nader's recent comments about Barack Obama it looks as though the independent presidential candidate is no more impressed with the expected Democratic nominee than he was with my car. Which seems odd, given how so many of Obama's fans on the left idolize him as earlier generations did for Nader.

In other words, it is not helpful to Obama that Nader is not buying his message of change. Although, so many Democrats despise Nader for his pivotal role in electing George W. Bush, this might make no difference at all.

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