Ralph Nader: Hillary Clinton ‘a militarist and a corporatist’

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Consumer advocate and erstwhile presidential candidate Ralph Nader said Thursday that former Secretary of State and possible 2016 presidential candidate Hillary Rodham Clinton is a “doubleheader” in that “she’s a militarist and she’s a corporatist.”

“It’s Wall Street and the military-industrial complex that Eisenhower warned us about — the worst possible combination,” Mr. Nader said on MSNBC’s “The Daily Rundown.”

He has called for a super-wealthy individual to enter the 2016 presidential race because he says money is the only way to get people’s attention.

“It’s like Ross Perot,” he said. “When the media knows there’s a billionaire or mega-billionaire running for president: instant polling, instant coverage.”

He said “there’s no question” he would have gotten more coverage had he been a billionaire.

“Money talks, and it talks on all sides of the political spectrum,” he said.

Mr. Nader said that on the Republican side, Sen. Rand Paul of Kentucky is good on foreign policy but not as good on domestic issues.

“Rand Paul is not good on domestic issues,” Mr. Nader said. “He’s pretty good against empire — his father, Ron Paul, is better against empire, against a bloated military budget.”

Mr. Nader was promoting his new book, “Unstoppable: The Emerging Left-Right Alliance to Dismantle the Corporate State.”

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