The Democrats have mounted an effort to keep Ralph Nader off the ballot in as many states as possible.
This behavior, especially shameful and undemocratic though it is, has ample precedent in New York, where both parties use baroque and inscrutable ballot requirements to control who gets on the ballot.
Though Ralph Nader is an apostle of the Nanny State, he represents a real political current in the country, and in fact, with Senator Nuance's recent statement that he would have voted for the Iraq resolution even knowing what he does now, may be the only candidate to represent the true heart of the Democratic Party activists on the issue. Nader has a real following even if the Republicans in some states are trying to get him on the ballot as a matter of tactics.
To spend energy to keep him off is a disgrace.