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10-26-2008, 09:51 PM
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Nader says he set campaign speech record

By JAY LINDSAY, Associated Press Writer Jay Lindsay, Associated Press Writer Sun Oct 26, 3:16 pm ET

BOSTON Independent presidential candidate Ralph Nader says he now holds the world record for most campaign speeches in a single day.

Nader, who is on the ballot in 45 states but is polling in single digits, said he delivered at least 255 minutes of speeches in 21 Massachusetts communities on Saturday. Nader said that was enough to get him into the Guinness Book of World Records.

To get in the record books, Guinness officials said Nader needed to give at least 150 minutes of speeches, with each speech lasting at least 10 minutes. And each time, there must be at least 10 people watching who didn't come with Nader.

Beginning at 8:15 a.m. Saturday in Westfield, Nader used several different settings for his speeches, including a deli, a farmer's market and a library. Each time, he stayed anywhere from 15 minutes to a half hour.

"Given that monstrous bailout bill, it's still the same message: taxation without representation," Nader said in one speech to about 40 supporters in front of the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston.

Nader closed his day with an 11:30 p.m. campaign party in Sheffield.

The 74-year-old Nader said he didn't expect to be tired. "When you're seeking justice, as I have for so many years, it's invigorating, not fatiguing," he said.

Nader said he hopes his Massachusetts tour persuades thousands of voters to support him and help build a powerful "third political force." He also said he wants to highlight a campaigning style that focuses on local communities, rather than large rallies with carefully screened crowds.

10-27-2008, 12:12 AM
good for nader

10-27-2008, 05:25 AM
I don't support all of the man's views, but I have immense respect for him. He's been a voice in the woods for a looooong time.

10-27-2008, 06:02 AM
GO Nadar!!

10-27-2008, 06:55 AM
i actually saw nader in auburn mass....i was with my boyfriend at the tattoo shop and the little breakfast place next door had nader signs all over the place...i walked out and asked what was going on and they told me nader was stopping by for a quick speech...though i wont be voting for him it was cool to see him...wish i had my camera

10-27-2008, 10:14 PM
Man, I think that I might vote for Nader. I disagree with a lot of what he stands for. My main concerns are ending the war and civil liberties. I kind of like the National Initiative for Democracy, which he supports, so even if I do disagree, I can still vote on every issue. The bad part of NI4D is of course that most Americans are stupid and gullible.

Also he has stated that he would make Jello Biafra of the Dead Kennedys his Secretary of Defence. I love DK

10-27-2008, 10:57 PM
I don't support all of the man's views, but I have immense respect for him. He's been a voice in the woods for a looooong time.


10-29-2008, 01:58 PM
I saw Ralph Nader speak in New York and he was awesome. He has my support. I don't agree with him on universal health care, but I agree that it is the people's responsibility, not the government, to take on big corporations who are in bed with our government and continue to hinder our chances at a real free market.