Why you shouldn't have voted for Ralph Nader It's not because it made Gore lose. It's because Nader's policies are isolationist, and hellbent on keeping the poorest people in the world poor. And he doesn't even realize it. As Orwell said, "Saints should always be judged guilty until proved innocent." Krugman wrote an op-ed piece about this in the NY Times, but unfortunately, the article has been lost to the general public, put in their archives, and there is a $2.50 charge to view it. But, for those who are keen, here's the link, search the old archive for "Krugman Nader". Oh, and you need a subscription.