Accused 2000 election spoiler Ralph Nader has yet to declare his presidential ambitions for 2004, but the plot is beginning to thicken. Tonight, he'll be speaking at a rally with the Democrats' great progressive hope, Dennis Kucinich, who has been bragging about his Green Party cred. Kucinich's rival Howard Dean, on the other hand, has been repeatedly heckled by Nader supporters. Most intriguing of all is this passage from an Agence France-Presse interview last week:
Nader says that if the Greens reject him, he might choose to run as an independent, or possibly even as a Republican, which would pit him against George W. Bush in the primary.
"Wouldn't that be interesting? A Republican run?"