The Woodward News

Community News Network

February 25, 2014

Ralph Nader's list of 20 people he thinks should consider a run for president

(Continued)

Steve Case

Why he could: The co-founder and former CEO and chairman of America Online, Case has been one of the most politically active and vocal proponents in the tech community for economic policies that spur innovative job growth. He currently serves on several Presidential committees, including the President's Council on Jobs and Competitiveness. And his family isn't a stranger to politics - a cousin, Ed Case, served as a congressman from Hawaii from 2002 to 2007.

Why he probably won't: Compared to some of the others, Case has one of the most bipartisan donation records among Nader's list. In 2012, he directed campaign cash to high-profile Republicans including House Speaker John Boehner and Florida Sen. Marco Rubio, as well as high-profile Democrats including House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi and New York Sen. Chuck Schumer. With his money spread around like that, it's likely both parties' establishment folks would work hard to talk him out of an independent run.

Chase Coleman

Why he could: The world's most profitable hedge fund manager in 2011, the 38-year-old billionaire was declared "the hottest young money manager on the planet" by Forbes last year. Though yet to develop a reputation for being outwardly political, Coleman did serve for six years as co-chairman of the Tiger Foundation, an organization that aims to end poverty in New York City, and has donated money to both the Republican Senatorial Committee and to Mitt Romney during previous election cycles.

Why he probably won't: Honestly, while it's an argument that could be made for any of these folks, Coleman doesn't have much to gain from a presidential run (besides, the whole "becoming president" thing). He's the direct descendant of Peter Stuyvestant - New York's last Dutch governor and, as New York magazine describes him, "the guy who actually built the wall that Wall Street is named for." He's old money, and has the added bonus of having found his niche in the hedge fund world where he's earned millions of his own. Why give up that life for a miserable life in partisan politics?

Text Only
Community News Network
  • 20140729-AMX-GIVHAN292.jpg Spanx stretches into new territory with jeans, but promised magic is elusive

    The Spanx empire of stomach-flattening, thigh-slimming, jiggle-reducing foundation garments has expanded to include what the brand promises is the mother of all body-shaping miracles: Spanx jeans.

    July 29, 2014 1 Photo

  • Medical marijuana opponents' most powerful argument is at odds with a mountain of research

    Opponents of marijuana legalization are rapidly losing the battle for hearts and minds. Simply put, the public understands that however you measure the consequences of marijuana use, the drug is significantly less harmful to users and society than tobacco or alcohol.

    July 29, 2014

  • linda-ronstadt.jpg Obama had crush on First Lady of Rock

    Linda Ronstadt remained composed as she walked up to claim her National Medal of Arts at a White House ceremony Monday afternoon.

    July 29, 2014 1 Photo

  • Can black women have it all?

    In a powerful new essay for the National Journal, my friend Michel Martin makes a compelling case for why we need to continue the having-it-all conversation.

    July 29, 2014

  • Dangerous Darkies Logo.png Redskins not the only nickname to cause a stir

    Daniel Snyder has come under fire for refusing to change the mascot of his NFL team, the Washington Redskins. The Redskins, however, are far from being the only controversial mascot in sports history.  Here is a sampling of athletic teams from all areas of the sports world that were outside the norm.

    July 28, 2014 3 Photos

  • 'Rebel' mascot rising from the dead

    Students and alumni from a Richmond, Va.-area high school are seeking to revive the school's historic mascot, a Confederate soldier known as the "Rebel Man," spurring debate about the appropriateness of public school connections to the Civil War and its icons.

    July 28, 2014

  • Fast food comes to standstill in China

    The shortage of meat is the result of China's latest food scandal, in which a Shanghai supplier allegedly tackled the problem of expired meat by putting it in new packaging and shipping it to fast-food restaurants around the country

    July 28, 2014

  • wd saturday tobias .jpg Stranger’s generosity stuns Ohio veteran

    Vietnam War veteran David A. Tobias was overwhelmed recently when a fellow customer at an OfficeMax store near Ashtabula, Ohio paid for a computer he was purchasing.

    July 28, 2014 1 Photo

  • Screen Shot 2014-07-28 at 1.33.11 PM.png VIDEO: High-dive accident caught on tape

    A woman at a water park in Idaho leaped off a 22-foot high dive platform, then tried to pull herself back up with frightening results. Fortunately, she escaped with only a cut to her finger.

    July 28, 2014 1 Photo

  • CATS-DOGS281.jpg Where cats are more popular than dogs in the U.S.-and all over the world

    We all know there are only two types of people in the world: cat people and dog people. But data from market research firm Euromonitor suggest that these differences extend beyond individual preferences and to the realm of geopolitics: it turns out there are cat countries and dog countries, too.

    July 28, 2014 1 Photo