Jewish World Review Sept. 1, 2004 / 15 Elul, 5764
Nader blasts G.O.P. for taking week off from his campaign
Republicans have lost sight of mission, he charges
Independent presidential candidate Ralph Nader today blasted the Republican Party for holding its convention this week, charging that the G.O.P. was recklessly taking a week off from working on his campaign.
“At a time when the Republicans should be working overtime, collecting signatures to make sure that I am on the ballot, they are partying hearty in New York,” Mr. Nader said.
“The Republicans had promised me that getting my name on the ballot was Job One,” he added. “Clearly, they have lost sight of their true mission.”
But Bush strategist Karl Rove disputed Mr. Nader’s charges, telling reporters that while the Republicans are meeting in New York, detainees at Guantanamo Bay are busily manning a phone bank, urging voters in key swing states to put Mr. Nader’s name on the ballot.
“A lot of folks don’t think we’re capable of doing two things well at the same time, but we keep proving them wrong,” Mr. Rove said. “Look at Iraq and Afghanistan.”
At his press conference, Mr. Nader was flanked by his family, including the little-known Nader twins, Leaf and Muesli Nader.
Mr. Nader said that his twin daughters would be playing a crucial role in the upcoming campaign, shadowing the Kerry daughters around the country and spoiling their campaign appearances at every opportunity.
“It’s great to see them following the family tradition,” a proud Mr. Nader said.
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