AUSTIN, Tex. -- If Ralph Nader intends to spoil Barack Obama’s year with a third-party candidacy, it won't be the first time.
"I needed a job closer to the streets" shortly after graduating from college, Obama wrote in his memoir, "Dreams from My Father." "I spent three months working for a Ralph Nader offshoot up in Harlem, trying to convince the minority students at City College about the importance of recycling."
"In six months," Obama went on, "I was broke, unemployed, eating soup from a can."