Newsmax has the story.
Consumer advocate and progressive liberal Ralph Nader said Thursday he will send a letter to a targeted group of 40 former university presidents, retired congressmen, progressive business leaders and civic activists and ask them to challenge President Barack Obama in 2012.
“The pitch is this: Look, take six months off from your routine, form a slate, challenge Obama in the primaries,” Nader said on Fox News.
The letter will go out in “a few days,” he said.
“If he’s not challenged from the progressive liberal wing of his party that elected him, there’ll be a very dull campaign,” Nader said.
When Nader announced earlier that he was nearly certain Obama would have a primary challenger, I assumed that that meant Nader was aware of someone who had already privately stepped forward. This story suggests no one has yet, or that someone backed out. This is disappointing.
Update: A commenter at IPR, Michael Calvan RN, posted this:
I have been following this issue very closely.
There is a primary challenger. He will be announcing soon.