Nader, Barr & Paul: 'Told you so' - Ben Adler - Politico.com: "Nader, Barr & Paul: 'Told you so'
By BEN ADLER | 9/21/08 12:57 PM EDT
While the presidential campaigns of John McCain and Barack Obama have stepped gingerly around the financial crisis and the question of government intervention, third party candidates Bob Barr and Ralph Nader have shown no such compunction.
Instead they have embraced the market meltdown, viewing it as a rare opportunity to highlight bold economic positions and, perhaps as important, claim credit for sounding the early warning alarms.
'We've been hammering it,' said Shane Cory, Barr's deputy campaign manager. 'When this first came about with Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, Bob was explaining, 'When we bail out Fannie and Freddie, expect more to come.''"