Thu Jul 12, 2012, 01:17 AM
Adenoid_Hynkel (11,608 posts)
Green Party passes on Roseanne Barr as vice president nominee
Source: Raw Story
WASHINGTON — Comedian-activist Roseanne Barr has failed in her bid for a starring role in Washington’s corridors of power, but the Green Party still hopes she’ll inspire other celebrities to join its ranks.
Barr had been on a short list of potential vice-presidential running mates for Jill Stein, a Massachusetts doctor with a long-shot hope of becoming the first Green president of the United States in this November’s election.
In the end, Stein, 62, opted for Cheri Honkala, 49, a former homeless single mother who is a community activist in Philadelphia and national coordinator for the Poor People’s Economic Human Rights Campaign.
“Our hope is that Roseanne will continue to be a strong voice on behalf of real political change and the Green Party,” Stein told reporters Wednesday ahead of the Greens’ national convention in Baltimore this weekend.
Read more: http://www.rawstory.com/rs/2012/07/11/green-party-passes-on-roseanne-barr-as-vice-president-nominee/
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Response to Adenoid_Hynkel (Original post)
Thu Jul 12, 2012, 02:09 AM
limpyhobbler (6,693 posts)
3. I wonder if they are going to be a threat. Like could they swing one state?
It's possible. I would watch Ohio for that. Probably won't be anything though.
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Thu Jul 12, 2012, 04:32 AM
Tx4obama (28,981 posts)
6. I would never vote for Roseanne ... BUT I want to say ...
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Last year I watched her "Roseanne's Nuts" reality show and in one of the episodes she went to a girls organization or school or something and gave an awesome SERIOUS speech to the girls about women's rights, etc. I was very impressed and saw a side of Roseanne that I had never seen before.
Edited to add:
And her LGBT Pride 2011 Grand Marshal Speech was pretty good too