The shorter version: ‘Barack Obama is an Uncle Tom, and he can choose to become an Uncle Sam.’
Thinking in retrospect: Ralph Nader’s insistence upon dressing sloppily has always been a kind of FU. Dressing neatly for a respectable occasion is a sign of respect; Ralph Nader is habitually disrespectful.
I really have a hard time imagining how the dangerousness and dishonesty of Ralph Nader was not obvious in 2000. To me it was like the glaring sun.