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Ralph Nader picks Matt Gonzalez for VP, gets presidential odds

Ralph Nader has chosen Matt Gonzalez for his running mate in the November Elections, odds makers say "no way".

Ralph Nader picks Matt Gonzalez for VP, gets presidential odds Some see the recently announced presidential candidacy of Ralph Nader as nuisance (Democrats), others see it as a gift (Republicans), but the newest presidential candidate is already leading on the rest of the pack in one area - the Veep. Ralph Nader, who launched his fourth White House bid last weekend, announced today that he has chosen Texas-born Matt Gonzalez, a former member of the San Francisco Board of Supervisors, for his running mate in the upcoming Elections. Matt Gonzalez is well-known on the West Coast - he lost the race for District Attorney in 1999, then ran for San Francisco mayor as a Green Party candidate in 2003, but lost to Gavin Newsom.

 Ralph Nader, a consumer advocate who made his mark by taking on the car industry more than 40 years ago, is not only the oldest candidate in the race, but the biggest underdog in the presidential race. At the online sportsbook BodogLife, Nader and Ron Paul currently share the dog odds of 150/1 to become the next U.S. President, far from the favorite Barack Obama, who holds odds of 8/15. The claims from Democrats that Nader's candidacy in 2000 cost Democrats the election by taking votes from Al Gore in the Florida contest (96,837 of the Florida votes went to Ralph Nader in 2000), the bookmaker feels no urge to adjust the odds of the remaining Democratic candidates, nor to shorten the odds on John McCain, currently sitting on 3/2. The Ralph Nader - Matt Gonzalez ticket, however, is something the punters should consider if it comes down to a tight race similar to the one in 2000.

 Published on 02/28/2008

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