: Rep. Mark Cohen leaves this note in the comments on the Nader post below:
Ralph Nader has every right to declare his candidacy. Voters have every right not to sign his nomination petition, not to contribute to his campaign, not to listen to his speeches, not to vote for him. He has done, and led others to do, great things. But helping George win is not one of them. Nor will helping Bush win a second term be one of them.
Right. Don’t give me any freedom-of-speech crap about telling Ralph that he shouldn’t be running — and he should take responsibilty for the consequences of running. We’re just as free to complain as he is to campaign. That is free speech.