Nader: Lieberman a favorite of big business

Amy Goodman talks with Ralph Nader about Joe Lieberman’s defeat, and his move to become an independent candidate.


Nader: "...I think that his [Lieberman] entry as an independent candidate will diminish some of the chronic opposition by the Democrats to anybody who expresses their First Amendment right and runs as an independent or a third party candidate, like a Green candidate."
Although Nader thinks that Lieberman might be a positive influence for other independent candidates, he's not quite rolling out the welcome mat. He had some insight into how Lamont could have broadened his win over Lieberman:
“Senator Lieberman would have lost even bigger last night if Lamont's people actually expanded their criticism of Senator Lieberman as big business’ favorite Democratic senator, not just George Bush's favorite Democratic senator.”
For more information on this interview, click here.
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