Ralph Nader On the State of Party Politics

February 06, 2001

The Democratic National Committee elected Terry McAuliffe as its new chairman over the weekend. McAuliffe, a43-year-old financial executive, is the most prolific fund-raiser in the history of the Democratic Party. He is alsoa close friend of former President Bill Clinton, and has raised funds for the Clintons’ legal defense fund, thebuilding of the Clinton presidential library and Hillary Rodham Clinton’s Senate campaign. He also put $ 1.3 millioninto an interest-bearing account to provide security for a mortgage loan to the Clintons, who were then trying to buya home in Chappaqua, New York.

Ralph Nader talks about that appointment, the Democratic Party, what’s ahead for the Green Party, the Bush cabinetand the California energy crisis.


  • Ralph Nader, consumer advocate and Green Party 2000 presidential candidate.