Nader Neglected

Ralph Nader, the quadrennial third-party presidential candidate, held what could be loosely defined as a “campaign rally” at Dartmouth College on Monday. Despite the on-campus popularity of environmentalism and consumer advocacy, two of the central issues in Nader’s largely overlooked run for the White House, the event was not well attended.

As The Dartmouth reported, Nader, visibly perturbed by the lack of interest, took shots at the quality of the college’s political discourse and its conservative reputation.

Nader noted that fewer than 10 of the approximately 40 audience members appeared to be Dartmouth students. He criticized the “sterile political debate at Dartmouth,” adding that the College is known as the most conservative school in the Ivy League.