Saturday, August 30, 2008

Get Carter?

The DNC held their infomerical over the week. Where was Jimmy Carter? It's a question the Nader Team ask:

Obama, Carter, Israel
Posted by The Nader Team on Saturday, August 30, 2008 at 11:13:00 AM
Obama is such a man of principle.
Take Israel/Palestine as an example.
Tradition has it that former presidents get a speaking slot at the national conventions.
Not at Obama's convention.
Not in Denver.
President Jimmy Carter was scheduled to speak at the DNC in Denver.
And then, at the last minute, his speech was cancelled.
Because Carter has spoken out about the plight of the Palestinian people?
Because Carter has written a book with the descriptive title: Palestine: Peace Not Apartheid?
Because Obama didn't want to offend the militarist American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC)?
Apparently yes, according to
this article from the Jewish Daily Forward.
Denying Carter a speaking slot at the DNC "shows the party gets it and Barack Obama's campaign gets it," according to one Democratic party activist.
Well, we get it too.
While Obama and McCain take the hardline AIPAC militarist line.
Nader/Gonzalez will stand with the millions of Americans, Israelis and Palestinians who want peace, with justice for all.

Stand with us now.
Stand with a candidacy that will be on 45 ballots, that is bumping up against ten percent in key swing state polls, and that will push hard over the next two months to make it a viable three way race.
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We're about a third of the way home.
But we need to push hard this Labor Day weekend to make it.
Give whatever you can -- $10, $20, $50, $100 -- for the peace candidacy.
And remember,
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Onward to November
The Nader Team

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