Nader: Lieberman a favorite of big business
August 09, 2006
Amy Goodman talks with Ralph Nader about Joe LiebermanÃ¢â‚¬â„¢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:
Ã¢â‚¬Å“Senator Lieberman would have lost even bigger last night if Lamont's people actually expanded their criticism of Senator Lieberman as big businessÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ favorite Democratic senator, not just George Bush's favorite Democratic senator.Ã¢â‚¬ÂFor more information on this interview, click here.