"If he hadn't run, I would be in office and we wouldn't have any of the problems we have now," said Independent Presidential candidate Ralph Nader in a press conference today. "But no, instead he had to run and 48% of Americans threw away their votes on him."
When asked about his recent meeting with Senator John Kerry, Nader had this to say: "I told him that he should drop out of the race, or else we'll lose again, but he just wouldn't budge. How stubborn can one person be? He knows he can't possibly win the election, but he still runs anyway for his own personal gain. Crazy. I say he's one purple heart short of a brain if you know what I mean."
The Kerry campaign quickly issued this response momentarily: "It is with sad dismay, but we knew this day would come. John Kerry hereby is dropping out of the race for the Presidency. He has been debating both sides of running, along with every other political issue, for months now. He feels that it's in his best interest for Ralph Nader to take on the President. Nader already has five percent of the public backing him and will surely be able to turn that into six percent by the time November rolls around."
Said Nader: "Finally, the Democrats make a smart move."