Even Winona LaDuke, Nader’s running mate in 1996 and 2000, is ditching Ralph this year and endorsing Kerry. This from her opinion piece in Indian Country Today:
John Kerry provides promise for Native America and for America. His policy proposals involve vision — like alternative energy, more accessible health care, and finding all those children who have been “left behind” by the Bush administration. … He opposes converting Yucca Mountain into a nuclear waste dump. He noted in the first debate that America cannot demand that other countries dispose of their nukes while we are busy engineering new ones. … And while Kerry may be a diamond in the rough on issues like genetic modification, tribal budgets and building a more inclusive democracy, he has potential. And this is far more than what we can say for his opponent. By Nov. 2, 2004, John Kerry will have earned my vote.