Roseanne Barr to Seek Green Party Nomination

Via the AP:  Roseanne Barr seeks Green Party presidential nod

Barr has submitted paperwork to the Green Party for her candidacy. The party’s presidential nominee will be selected at a convention in Baltimore in July.

Well, I didn’t see that coming. 

Is Barr even famous enough to qualify as a celebrity candidate at this point in time? (Not that I expect her to be nominated).

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  1. Nate Nelson says:

    I wouldn’t discount the possibility that she’ll be the Green nominee; Green Party Watch did a non-scientific poll in which Barr placed second to Dr. Jill Stein (G-Mass.) and far ahead of the other candidates. If Greens are smart and want to maintain any semblance of relevance they’ll choose Stein over Barr. But I think the jury’s still very much out on whether they’re smart or want to maintain any semblance of relevance after they nominated Cynthia McKinney four years ago.

  2. mike says:

    Now its an election.

  3. mike says:

    Correction – Now it’s an election – stupid public education.

  4. Jay says:

    I really hope they don’t elect her. I disagree with most of the Green’s beliefs, but I respect their integrity. Barr would ruin that.

  5. The Florida Masochist says:

    If the Green Party wants to nominate Barr, more power to them. I just suggest they don’t let her sing during her acceptance speech.

  6. Tillman says:

    Having followed Roseanne on Twitter for a while now, I have to say her candidacy would be a disaster. She speaks sincerely about things, but is also intellectually occupied with conspiratorial shenanigans.

    She’s about as much a conspiracy theorist as Ron Paul’s newsletters made him out to be.