"After all, there’s not a dime’s worth of a difference between a candidate promising tax cuts, pushing more health risk onto individuals, a re-invigoration of George Bush’s campaign to dominate the world through military force, and an industry-friendly approach to environmental issues and his rival who’s promising substantial socialization of medical risk, a 80 percent reduction in carbon emissions, and end to the war in Iraq (and to the mindset that led to war!), universal preschool, etc. Well, sure, there’s judicial appointments — abortion, gay rights, etc. — and some small fry stuff about whether or not the NSA will have unrestrained surveillance powers. But basically it’s just the same two corporate clones running on virtually identical platforms."
— Matt Yglesias, on the clear necessity of a 2008 Nader presidential run