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Ralphie Want a Cracker?

BY Micah L. Sifry | Tuesday, September 16 2008

This video of Ralph Nader in a soliloquy with a parrot is just too good to pass up. It was filmed in Salt Lake City, UT, while Nader was visiting Rocky Anderson, the city's former Mayor. Nader discusses the lack of coverage of his campaign, addressing the parrot by its name, Cardozo. He also ponders dressing as a panda to get attention. The plaintive soundtrack completes the picture, making this video as good as a Saturday Night Live parody. Hilariously, the Nader campaign posted this video as a response to one of a person dressed in a bear suit walking the streets of Galveston, TX, as Hurricane Ike approaches. That video has more than 500,000 views. This one, not so many.

It's nice to see Nader's humorous side, which has always been there but rarely gets exposure.