Remember the eager young Naderites? Although it seems like another lifetime, it was only 15 months ago that supporters of the Green Party were telling us, with a sense of foreboding in their cracking voices, that there was "no difference" between presidential candidates Al Gore and George W. Bush. In the Naderite view, both were shills of corporations who would pursue policies that differed in their despicableness only in degree. One of these men is not like the other. It was a laughable argument, even then -- one of the stupidest ever made in modern U.S. politics. True, it was …
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Mathew Gross lives in Moab, Utah, and is a contributor to Writers on the Range, a service of High Country News.