Ralph Nader just told Tim Russert (who's asking him about being a "spoiler" to the Democratic race again) that if the Democrats can't win this year "they might as well shut down." He couldn't convince of a populace that wouldn't vote for John McCain who he said is for "perpetual war and intervention" and for the recidivism of the "most impeachable" administration.
For Nader, this race is for the Dems to lose. The Republicans have made themselves as unpleasant as possible, making highly beatable. Congress is bracing for a continuing GOP exodus/imprisonment/holocaust. Despite Nader decision to run again (why God?), Barack Obama has tampered down fears, taking to Nader with a cavalier attitude.
"Anybody has the right to run for president if they file sufficient papers," Mr. Obama responded. "The job of the Democratic Party is to be so compelling that a few percentage of the vote going to another candidate is not going to make any difference."
Although I get Nadar's desire to put more variety in our system, but, dude, we have a two party system and like it or not, dude, you helped Dubya get into the White House. Yeah, it would have been different if Al Gore had carried his home state of Tennessee, but you didn't help, man. You didn't help at all.