GO, RALPH, GO….In the latest Washington Post poll, Barack Obama is eight points ahead of John McCain. However, if you add Bob Barr and Ralph Nader into the mix, he’s ten points ahead (see below). Does that mean liberals should once again be cheering on Nader? What’s the party line these days?
UPDATE: Chris Hayes emails to point to a piece he wrote in 2004, when Nader was polling at 5% too. Nickel version: a lot of these people are just low-information independents who name Nader because he’s also an “independent.” When November rolls around, they’ll vote for someone else. Full explanation here.