On MSNBC, via Wonkette, Ralph Nader ended his presidential campaign today by hosting a press conference at which the long-time advocate for public disclosure gave one-word answers to every question he was asked. It’s the kind of terseness you usually see only at pointless award ceremonies, and apparently it comes in handy at the end of pointless campaigns too:
The stilted question-and-answer session felt at times like a bad game of “Jeopardy.” Reporters played along with little protest and reached for questions that led to one-word answers. Many even started asking one-word questions, though that wasn’t in the rules.
But there were some telling moments. Here’s a sampling:
What is your opinion of Obama? “Clever.”
What is your opinion of Palin? “Developing.”
And so on. In a word: Eh.