"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