NY Times reports on this inane statement

he seems to be draining votes from Senator John McCain, the Republican nominee, not Senator Barack Obama, the Democrat’s presidential candidate.

His evidence? He said polls show that when his name is added to the mix, Mr. McCain’s numbers go down.

He also pointed to the fact that the Democrats are not trying to bump him off the ballot in various states, as they tried to in 2004.

Of course, him calling up NYT to sell this bridge is one more evidence of how desperate he is for attention.

But I find it interesting that he too realizes, that his only chance now to be given attention by the media is to pretend that he helps Obama.

Not so long ago, his name used to be included in polls regularly. Until one time in August, an Ohio poll showed that his name actually turned Ohio to McCain a la 2000. That was the last time I saw his name in a poll.

Hence this desperate ploy