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...