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Dear Ralph Nader,

I supported you throughout your campaign. I made phone calls, blogged and dug articles. I have stood behind you when I argued politics with people from around the world and with Americans who were voting. In the end, I mailed in my ballot marked Ralph Nader for the Peace party of Oregon. Now that the race has been won and we will have Barack Obama in the White House on January 20th, what are we to do? Mr. Nader, that is why I’m writing to you today.

You have millions of supporters around the country. Far more than the number who had voted for you. We can assume based on the polls, that you would have gotten 1/3 of those votes if people had thought you could win. That’s roughly 50 million people who support you, Mr. Nader.

You have said yourself that we need to give President Obama a mandate, because otherwise the Military Industrial Complex will inevitably give him one. I completely agree with this statement and if we do not give him a mandate then he will just follow the Bush war machine. He will ruin Iraq, with Afghanistan to follow. He will support Israel occupation and will ignore the Palestinians. He will allow single payer health care to remain just Plan B on the Democrat’s agenda, ensuring the implementation one of the worst health care systems in the Western world. As it stands, he will ignore the will of the people on behalf of the corporate interests that paid for his monumental campaign.

Now is our time. Only we the people can make a difference now. Only we can make President Obama become what the whole world is hoping he will be. We must take to the streets and our voices must be heard. Only when our cries of justice penetrate the walls of the Obama White House, will this world see real change.

Mr. Nader, I’m writing to you in order to ask that you rally your supporters and organize a protest on the day of Obama’s inauguration. I’m writing to you, Mr. Nader, to ask that you reach out to the Obama supporters who worked so hard to get him where he is and ask them to march with you. He said it himself in his victory speech, “This victory alone is not the change we seek — it is only the chance for us to make that change. And that cannot happen if we go back to the way things were. It cannot happen without you.”

Unite everyone together and let us give President Obama a mandate that will change the country and the world.

Your loyal supporter,


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