Wednesday, August 06, 2008
... Nader took that as a sign he appeals to disillusioned voters on the right and left - one of his few points of optimism: "Things are getting so bad, for libertarians and liberals there's starting to be a convergence of interests," he said. "I think it's a huge step." Nader said a critical mass is building on both ends of the political spectrum pressing for transparency in government spending and an online database of military contracts. To that end, Nader and Barr are working to put out a joint statement stressing the shared goals of liberals and libertarian conservatives on the issues of corporate subsidies, civil liberties and, of course, election reform. "You can't focus on voters' rights and ignore candidate rights," Nader said. "They're inextricably related."
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