On NBC’s “Meet the Press” February 22, Ralph Nader announced he’s running for President again, this time as an Independent rather than as The Green Party candidate. Nader laid out a far-left platform: Withdraw from Iraq, repeal all Bush tax cuts, support gay marriage.

Responding to Democrats who believe he tipped the 2000 election to Bush, Nader claimed on ABC’s “Good Morning America” that this time he can help Democrats build the case against Bush–among conservatives. “And this can start,” said Nader, “with the increasing split between the conservative Republicans who are furious with Bush over deficits, over corporate subsidies, over NAFTA, over the Patriot Act, that’s a great opportunity for the Democrats.”