I guess it was expected; Ralph Nader is running again, this time without the support of the Green Party like in 2004.
I don't really know why, since there isn't much of a movement to back him, the grassroots is elsewhere, and he's not really doing leftist politics any favors by running.
Obama's and Clinton's reactions were pretty funny:
Both Obama and Clinton dismissed the possibility that Nader's campaign would have a significant effect.
Obama praised Nader, who turns 74 on Wednesday, for his "outstanding work" on behalf of consumers. The Illinois senator wrote in "Dreams From My Father," that in 1984, just after graduating from college, he spent three months working as an organizer for a Nader-related group in New York City.
Now, though, Nader is just a "perennial presidential candidate," Obama said.
"His view is, unless it's Ralph Nader, that you're not tough enough on any of these issues," Obama said Sunday after a tour of the National Gypsum plant in Lorain, Ohio. "He thought that there was no difference between Al Gore and George Bush, and eight years later I think people realize that Ralph did not know what he was talking about."
Sen. Clinton (D-N.Y.) expressed disappointment in Nader. "Obviously, it's not helpful to whomever our Democratic nominee is," she said. "But it's a free country."