[saymaListserv] Fw: Nader vs Gore
bonnipeg at bellsouth.net
Tue Oct 31 21:31:22 JEST 2000
I think this letter from my friend Rosemary is VERY thoughtful and important
She makes some excellent points. I hope to help her spread it around.
----- Original Message -----
From: Rosemary Zibart <rzibart at earthlink.net>
To: <bonnipeg at bellsouth.net>
Sent: Tuesday, October 31, 2000 3:19 PM
Subject: Nader vs Gore
> Dear Peggy: Here's a letter to editor I sent to SF New Mex and several
> people called to say it was very effective. Do you have any friends via
> Quaker network who might send the letter in under their names in Michigan
> or Wisconsin. Those are the states that are threatened by Green vote. You
> can vote Green and it won't matter but I would hate to have to look and
> hear Bush for the next 4 years because of the Green vote. It's happened
> here in New Mex before where Republicans got elected because Greens split
> vote. Please do what you can and let me know. rz
> Dear Editor:
> Many supporters of Ralph Nader are so ideologically fervent, they
> won't budge even though their votes may push the election on the side of
> conservatives who could damage public schools, health care reform,
> environmental protection, and a woman's right to choose.
> All his life, Nader has pursued a narrow path. He hasn't gotten
> married, thus avoiding the extremes of human nature. He hasn't represented
> a large constituency of people with different points of view so he hasn't
> had to seek middle ground. And Nader hasn't had to contend with foreign
> powers who often don't play on a level playing field. In my opinion, if
> Nader were elected his fans would soon feel 'sold out' because governing
> so much more complicated than championing a cause.
> Yet Naderites won't vote for Al Gore (who's done all of the above)
> because he's seems compromised. Aren't they looking at the cup 1/2 empty
> rather than 1/2 full? Gore's pioneering efforts to combat global warming
> have led the way for scientests world-wide to focus on this critical
> No doubt, as Gore mentioned at the end of the 3rd debate, most of
> us (over age 30) have had our hearts broken. What matters, Gore asserts,
> the ability to continue fighting past the heartbreak; to embrace a
> fractious system and see beyond its defects to the larger good.
> In every state where every vote matters, I urge Greens to see the
> green in Al Gore. It's there.
> Rosemary Zibart
> 1201 San Jose Ave.
> Santa Fe, NM 87505
> (505) 982-5851
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