Wednesday, September 24, 2008
The University of Pittsburgh today played host presidential candidate Ralph Nader as he held a press conference and rally on the campus. Nader, a member of the Green Party, spoke adamantly about breaking away from a two-party electoral system and aimed at inspiring students to become more civically responsible. Nader also discussed current platform issues including the financial crisis, health care, and local issues including Bonusgate and the proposed lease of the Pennsylvania Turnpike. He says he is satisfied that the Democrats who kept his name from the 2004 Pennsylvania ballot are now being prosecuted for their actions. He also says that he is strongly opposed to a turnpike lease. The latest polls show Nader with about 4 percent of the vote.