America one step closer to President Roseanne
August 5th, 2012
08:27 AM ET
2 months ago

America one step closer to President Roseanne

(CNN) – Exactly one year after announcing her White House bid on "The Tonight Show," actress and comedian Roseanne Barr won the presidential nomination of the Peace and Freedom Party Saturday in Los Angeles.

Barr's vice presidential running-mate is Cindy Sheehan, the mother of a soldier killed in Iraq and anti-war activist best known for her protest outside of then-President George W. Bush's Crawford, Texas, ranch.

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"Cindy and I are the ‘Throw the Bums Out’ ticket and the ‘Ballot Access’ ticket. The American people are sick and tired of this ‘lesser evil’ garbage they get fed every election year," said Barr before the party's convention vote, which was held at the United Methodist Church in Los Angeles. "Both the Democrats and the Republicans do the same evils once they’re in office."

Barr had originally sought the Green Party presidential nomination but lost that contest last month to Dr. Jill Stein.

As of now, Barr will not appear on enough ballots in November to have a mathematical chance of winning the White House or having much of an effect on the final outcome. The Peace and Freedom Party, based in California, historically has had little ballot presence outside the state.

However, Barr's campaign also serves as a high-profile voter registration drive to secure the party's ballot status for future elections.

Said Barr, "I’m here to tell the voters: if you want to tell the government and the two domineering parties that you’re sick and tired of all their evil, register in the Peace and Freedom Party and vote for me and Cindy."

Perhaps preparing herself for the rigors of the fall campaign, one of the Emmy Award-winning actress' first stops Saturday night after winning the nomination was to attend a Comedy Central roast in her honor, where her quixotic campaign was likely a topic. The roast will air on August 12.


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soundoff (107 Responses)
  1. T'sah From Virginia

    This act reminds me of Richard Pryor in Brewster's Millions when he ran a campaign to vote for "None of the Above" and it was hilarious – Just like this ACT Barr is running; she's starring in her own reality show.

    Obama 2012 – The Only Trusted Way Forward!!

    August 5, 2012 08:54 am at 8:54 am |
  2. Tina

    Dear Lord, I would move to Canada if that woman won the White House. Heaven forbid.

    August 5, 2012 09:32 am at 9:32 am |
  3. rla

    Barr would be less scarey than Obama that's for sure.

    August 5, 2012 09:35 am at 9:35 am |
  4. Dave, Central Illinois

    Another Hollywood idiot making a mockery of Presidency. Oh well, why not, the current resident is a Hollywood darling as well....

    August 5, 2012 09:36 am at 9:36 am |
  5. Slightly Left of Center

    Roseanne would get my vote as quickly as a Sour Palin or a Michelle Bawkbawkbawkman. And that would be NEVER.

    August 5, 2012 09:36 am at 9:36 am |
  6. mwallo

    Who says it's an ACT? Go Roseanne!

    August 5, 2012 09:41 am at 9:41 am |
  7. FedUp

    Really? A person who grabs her crotch after butchering the National Anthem, and thinks it is funny? That's even worse than a President and his wife that don't know which hand to hold over their heart during the National Anthem.

    August 5, 2012 09:49 am at 9:49 am |
  8. Whatever

    I'd vote for her before R-money.

    August 5, 2012 09:49 am at 9:49 am |
  9. Ancient Texan

    At least we know that Roseanne is spoofing going in. In 2008 folks thought Obama really meant what he was saying about uniting the nation and restoring the economy.

    August 5, 2012 09:52 am at 9:52 am |
  10. Bessy

    She can't be any worse than Romney.

    August 5, 2012 09:55 am at 9:55 am |
  11. Bren

    She definitely cannot be any worse then Obama!! Well, at least we know that it will not be Republicans and Independents who will vote for her. The only people who would vote for her-are also people who would be stupid enough to vote for Obama again-–after his 3-1/2 years of destruction to our economy/country.

    August 5, 2012 12:59 pm at 12:59 pm |
  12. charlie

    Wonder if she pays her "fair share" Or if she's just one of those evil rich the Democrats so dispise?

    August 5, 2012 01:00 pm at 1:00 pm |
  13. c'mon man

    Just what we need to represent this country - a foul mouth fame hag that wishes cancer and death on people while making a mockery of the US with her over the top Hollywood attitude. If this is what we have come to, I vote to dispatch California from the union..and take the current residents of 1600 Pennsylvania Ave with them!

    August 5, 2012 01:07 pm at 1:07 pm |
  14. Disgusted

    She can't be any worse than any "politician!"

    August 5, 2012 01:12 pm at 1:12 pm |
  15. John

    She be better than Mitt Romney.

    August 5, 2012 01:13 pm at 1:13 pm |
  16. Indina Mike

    FedUp wrote:
    "That's even worse than a President and his wife that don't know which hand to hold over their heart during the National Anthem."
    Get your "Facts" from someplace other then "Fox & Friends". The photo of the President and First Lady with their hands on the hands on the wrong side durng the National Anthem is a photo shopped mirror image. The Marine's uniform in the background has the button on the wrong side as well. Later versions of this photo blur the marine to hide this fact.

    August 5, 2012 01:15 pm at 1:15 pm |
  17. mommytwice

    I'd vote for her before I'd vote for Mitt Romney.

    August 5, 2012 01:22 pm at 1:22 pm |
  18. Pander Bear

    She's more viable than Romney. At least she'd be willing to release her taxes.

    August 5, 2012 01:28 pm at 1:28 pm |
  19. Sarah

    Which would be worse? Romney or Roseanne? I guessing that she will probably release more than one year's tax return, too.

    August 5, 2012 01:40 pm at 1:40 pm |
  20. enuff

    Pat Paulsen for president! Oh, I guess that shows my age!

    August 5, 2012 01:40 pm at 1:40 pm |
  21. Toby McDooogan

    Perfect liberal.

    August 5, 2012 01:41 pm at 1:41 pm |
  22. Vulgar Duck

    An actor making a mockery of the presidency? Reagan already beat Roseanne to that action, thirty years ago...

    August 5, 2012 01:41 pm at 1:41 pm |
  23. Ed1

    Another waste of tax dollars what a joke she is and always has been.

    Bessy

    You said she couldn't be any worse that Romney you need to take your rose colored glasses off and take another look at what Obama has cost the tax payers (unless you are one who doesn't pay any part of the 48%) the billions and billions of failed bail outs. If you receive any kind of government help I could see why you want Obama back in office.

    Obama received my vote last year but I won't make the same mistake twice.

    August 5, 2012 01:42 pm at 1:42 pm |
  24. Observer

    Dave, Central Illinois

    "Another Hollywood idiot making a mockery of Presidency. Oh well, why not, the current resident is a Hollywood darling as well...."

    Clint Eastwood's endorsement made Mitt Romney giddy. Mike Huckabee's main campaign partner was Chuck Norris.

    Skip the HYPOCRISY. It just makes Republicans look more foolish.

    August 5, 2012 01:56 pm at 1:56 pm |
  25. cyg

    She's right, but it would be a lost vote and I'll be dead before Red.

    August 5, 2012 02:02 pm at 2:02 pm |
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