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Roseanne Barr to seek Green nomination?

Gregg Jocoy at Green Party Watch:

In the 2008 Presidential race, Roseanne Barr endorsed Cynthia McKinney for President. Now it would seem that Barr is interested in running for President of the Untied States, and Prime minister of Israel at the same time. Her Presidential campaign announcement, recorded near the White House, focuses on the damage patriarchy has caused and the current “system’s” total inability to fix the problems it has created. In many ways this is an echo of Sonia Johnson’s Presidential bid in 1984.

It should be noted that Ms. Barr is a comic and the title of her latest book is

    ROSEANNEARCHY: DISPATCHES FROM THE NUT FARM

She has said in recorded interviews that she wants to seek the “Green Tea Party” nomination.

Part 2 of the announcement is below the fold.

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  1. Kimberly Wilder Kimberly Wilder January 27, 2011

    Kimberly Wilder // Jan 18, 2011 at 4:06 pm

    Re: Roseanne Barr

    What is truly needed is a nonviolent approach. It is the only method that truly achieves its goals.

    The Green Party has nonviolence as a pillar and value.

    The Libertarians believe that we should not initiate force.

    Roseanne Barr has some great ideas. But, selling books with gun-waving on the cover, and holding up photos of guillotines are not what this country needs.

  2. Ross Ross January 26, 2011

    I’d rather see her do a series of benefit events than run for any office with the Greens, personally.

  3. Maybe Not Maybe Not January 26, 2011

    Perhaps we could finally have a Barr-McKinney debate if she runs.

  4. Down and Out in Dixie Down and Out in Dixie January 26, 2011

    Yeah.

    Very, very lost.

    Probably on purpose.

  5. Jill Pyeatt Jill Pyeatt January 26, 2011

    Omigod–is Roseanne Bob’s lost twin???

  6. Upstart Green Upstart Green January 26, 2011

    This has fundraising potential. She should put together an hour comic routine and go on tour raising funds for the Greens.

  7. Michael Cavlan RN Michael Cavlan RN January 26, 2011

    My God

    I was horrified to see this video. It is even at GP Watch.
    C’est La Vie

  8. Red Phillips Red Phillips January 25, 2011

    She may or may not be serious about seeking the Green Party nomination, but if you listen to the speech much of it is obviously intended to be a spoof. I suspect this is an attempt to promote her “Nut” book.

  9. Catholic Trotskyist Catholic Trotskyist January 25, 2011

    Sources tell me There is currently an effort to get Barr to choose Chelene Nightengale as her running mate. Not PLAS, but still a quite interesting coalition in itself.

  10. Down and Out in Dixie Down and Out in Dixie January 25, 2011

    Barr-Root 2012 (Green-TEA)? Might work, you never know. PLAS, baby. YEAH.

    If they want 800-BABY-DOC they better snap it up fast before Ron Paul does. OK, sorry, bad joke, but I’m posting it anyway.

  11. Gene Berkman Gene Berkman January 25, 2011

    There might be some “Barr for President” bumperstickers left over from 2008. Call 1-800-BABY-DOC to find out.

  12. paulie paulie January 25, 2011

    Before people jump to conclusions about her book from the title, they may want to read it. I haven’t read it (at least yet), so I’m not ready to jump.

  13. Down and Out in Dixie Down and Out in Dixie January 25, 2011

    Why would she be a bad candidate?

    It seems she genuinely does share Green Party views, and she’s still pretty famous, despite the career downturn.

    She knows how to get attention. She has plenty of experience with public speaking and dealing with the media/press. I’m not sure if she’s managed to hang on to much of the money she’s made, but if she has, she can self-finance to a good extent.

    Sounds like a better candidate than most “serious” candidates they are likely to get.

  14. Thomas L. Knapp Thomas L. Knapp January 25, 2011

    It’s all relative. Can anyone honestly name a likely candidate from either of the two “major” parties who would be better?

  15. Hillbilly Hillbilly January 25, 2011

    Rosanne Barr discussed running as a Green Party candidate in 2008.

    Rosanne Barr wrote about her interest in being a Green Party candidate then.

    It was reported on Third Party Watch by Carey Campbell when he served as editor.

    Rosanne Barr and the Green Party would be well served if she ran in 2011 as a Green Party candidate for local or state office.

    She would learn something about being a Green Party candidate, and in the right race have a very real chance of being elected.

  16. Be Rational Be Rational January 25, 2011

    Her career is in the tank so maybe she thinks running for President as a wacko will get her back in the limelight …

  17. NewFederalist NewFederalist January 25, 2011

    This is just sooooo kewl! She could win! She could win! AND… she wouldn’t just be another pretty face! (Sarcasm : off) Would the Greens actually stoop to this? If they do they get what they deserve.

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