Saturday, July 12, 2008

McKinney is 2008 Green Candidate

In a recent post (Third Party Candidates in 2008) I wrote, "The Green Party has yet to decide upon a nominee but will have one before November."

They have decided. The Green Party nominated former Georgia Congresswoman Cynthia McKinney as its presidential candidate today. CNN in McKinney running for president as Green candidate quoted Green Party spokeswoman Scott McLarty as saying, "Every vote that she gets helps the Green Party. The United States needs an alternative party. The narrow two-party system we have right now has not served us very well."

I find this nomination interesting as the Libertarian Presidential candidate (Bob Barr) is also a former Congressman from Georgia. Many are speculating that some Georgians will vote for Barr costing McCain votes and maybe swinging the state to Obama. Is the same true for McKinney in the opposite direction? Could she siphon off Obama votes helping McCain? Could Barr and McKinney offset each other?

This could be interesting if Georgia really is in play this election. It has gone Republican handily recently but...

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

Good luck on your candidacy. I do not know much about her as of now, but I hope to learn more in the coming weeks. I am a democrat without a president candidate. Good luck.

Skimber said...

Anonymous, please google the subject and learn more about McKinney. It concerns me that people who support her can't see clearly that McKinney is only about McKinney. While I agree that we don't have the greatest of choices in our 08 presidential election, it would be a sad state of affairs if anyone threw one vote in her direction. She is not deserving, her record speaks for itself.

Anonymous said...

I'LL VOTE FOR MCKINNEY.

Scott said...

This is the same Cynthia McKinney who has the altercation with the Capital Police a few years ago because they would not let her into the capital without credentials. This minor representative who showed erratic behavior to the police expected the police to let her waltz into the capital without credentials because she thinks that every cop should know all 535 members of congress without requiring identification.

So she accused the Capital Police of being racists for doing their job, even though two of the three officers involved were black. The allegations were so stupid that the Congressional Black Caucus sent John Lewis (D-GA) to calm her down. Thankfully, her district enacted the best form of term limits and voted her out of office.

This person has no diplomacy skills and thinks that things should be handed to her because of race. Race does not matter... character should matter and McKinney's is lacking integrity, honesty, and cohesion of thought necessary for anyone to run any organization, especially the US government! I'd vote for Ralph Nader before I'd vote for Cynthia McKinney

brainella said...

I live in Atlanta, and Scott pretty much covered all the bases with his comment.