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Jewish World Review Feb. 24, 2004 / 2 Adar, 5764

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Nader endorses Nader

Major vote of confidence, says Nader | Ralph Nader’s quixotic bid for the Presidency got a major boost today as the scrappy candidate snagged the endorsement of Ralph Nader.

“No question about it, this is big,” an exultant Nader announced at a press conference attended by many of his closest supporters, including Ralph Nader.

While many political observers had expected Mr. Nader to obtain the coveted Nader endorsement, getting the nod from Mr. Nader gives Mr. Nader’s campaign the credibility it has been seeking.

“It would have been possible to run without an endorsement from myself, but I’d much rather run with it,” a jubilant Nader told reporters.

Among the supporters who came to cheer on their newly-announced candidate was Ralph Nader, 69.

“I supported him back in 2000 and I’m going to support him again,” said Mr. Nader, a longtime Nader booster.

Mr. Nader’s words were echoed by Nader supporter Ralph Nader, 69.

“We’re going to surprise a lot of people this year,” Mr. Nader said. “This movement is a lot bigger than people think.”

As for the candidate himself, Mr. Nader said that the Nader endorsement would help him “broaden our base.”

“This campaign is about the voters out there who have been ignored by the two major parties,” Mr. Nader said. “It’s not about Ralph Nader, and if it was, I really don’t think I would have gotten this endorsement today.”

Ralph Nader, 69, agreed: “The two major parties keep putting out new candidates every election year, but I always find myself coming back to Nader.”

Elsewhere, fans of the HBO series “Sex and the City” announced today that they were “actively seeking” new imaginary friends.

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JWR Contributor Andy Borowitz, a former president of the Harvard Lampoon, is a regular humor columnist for, The New Yorker, The New York Times and TV Guide. Recognized by Esquire magazine as one of the most powerful producers in television, he was the creator and producer of the hit TV series The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air and producer of the Oscar-nominated film Pleasantville. He is the author of the just released "Who Moved My Soap? The CEO's Guide to Surviving in Prison and "Trillionaire Next Door: The Greedy Investor's Guide to Day Trading" , "Rationalizations to Live By". Comments by clicking here. Visit his website by clicking here.


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