Title

Lessons for the Nader Camp: Fighting Bob La Follette in 1924

Document Type

Editorial

Publication Date

8-20-2000

Publisher

History Departments at The Ohio State University and Miami University

Abstract

As campaign 2000 moves past the conventions, Ralph Nader, candidate of the Green Party, is again in the limelight. Some pundits predict Nader will draw enough votes away from Vice President Al Gore to give George W. Bush a victory. The potential for Nader to play the spoiler can be assessed by looking at the election of 1924, when Wisconsin Sen. "Fighting Bob" La Follette ran as an independent.