America one step closer to President Roseanne
August 5th, 2012
08:27 AM ET
4 years 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. Kim

    Two intellectual giants. What could go wrong?

    August 5, 2012 04:29 pm at 4:29 pm |
  2. DrPaul

    A country dumb enough to vote in Obama is probably dumb enough to vote in Roseanne.

    August 5, 2012 04:30 pm at 4:30 pm |
  3. Larry L


    It's too bad that a third party can't come together and field a serious candidate.
    You are so correct! The voices of moderates voters don't seem to be heard by anybody. Those of us who simply want fair and pragmatic laws are eager for a government willing to study, evaluate, debate and compromise critical issues. Enough talk about gays, gun and God! Fix something! Let's hear real debate on taxes, the deficit, environmental protection, a responsible enery plan, a honorable immigration policy, improved healthcare, World-class education, Social Security, welfare, the "war on drugs", and the War on Terrorism. No "pledges", no super PACs, and no multi-billion dollar campaigns filled with spin and lies! Is this asking too much?

    August 5, 2012 04:35 pm at 4:35 pm |
  4. americanidiot

    Even after her wannabe-Jane Fonda stunt in doing the National Anthem, she's actually considering running for office?! Well, at least her political attack ads will be a whole lot easier to enjoy! lol

    August 5, 2012 04:41 pm at 4:41 pm |
  5. Roseanne Who?

    Give me a break! Foul mouthed. Uncouth. Disloyal. It's all a publicity stunt. And a running mate like Cindy Sheehan? Get real....

    August 5, 2012 05:01 pm at 5:01 pm |
  6. RM

    I'll take the lesser of two evils over pure evil #cancerchicken.

    August 5, 2012 05:13 pm at 5:13 pm |
  7. joeymom

    Oh holey hickle. I'd rather vote for my cat.

    August 5, 2012 05:17 pm at 5:17 pm |
  8. Voiceinthewind

    Better than Ram-knee for sure.

    August 5, 2012 05:19 pm at 5:19 pm |
  9. Shannon

    She'd do better than Romney, she would also be more ethical and honest than Romney. I say go for it.

    August 5, 2012 05:21 pm at 5:21 pm |
  10. "If you've got a business, you didn't build that. Somebody else made that happen." --B. Obama

    The uhbama makes Barr look like a Rhodes Scholar.

    August 5, 2012 05:23 pm at 5:23 pm |
  11. Shannon


    After the destruction Obama has purposely bestowed on this country anyone would be better.
    Do you have a list of what Obama has done to this country, or are you like all Republicans just talk. I have my list

    Millions with health insurance, 29 straight months of job growth, the auto industry saved, gays openly and proudly serving our country, a soaring stock market and Bin Laden dead, now it's your turn.

    August 5, 2012 05:24 pm at 5:24 pm |
  12. KW64

    "The American people are sick and tired of this ‘lesser evil’ garbage " So this ticket will offer the greater evil for a change?

    August 5, 2012 05:42 pm at 5:42 pm |
  13. sickofitinca

    Oh, Oh. She may take enough votes away from Obama to have him lose the State of Kalifornia. The Progressive, Liberal Communists there will vote for her in a second. She should run for Governor. She could probably beat Brown.

    August 5, 2012 05:44 pm at 5:44 pm |
  14. blake

    Roseanne Barr. What a thoroughly disgusting person.

    August 5, 2012 05:49 pm at 5:49 pm |
  15. luckjoe

    Dear Roseanne, you can't make a silk purse out of a sows ear. Oh but wait, we have Obama..

    August 5, 2012 05:56 pm at 5:56 pm |
  16. Tyler

    I'd vote for her. She was a working class girl for most of her life before fame struck. She's intelligent and has a sense of humor. Yes, sometimes it doesn't go over well, but I think she's a strong person with strong opinions. She has faught for rights with her actions, unlike others who only do so with their money. Her tv show was groundbreaking when it came to social issues.

    August 5, 2012 05:57 pm at 5:57 pm |
  17. Donkey Party

    After how low the GOP has set the bar for candidates, is anyone really surprised?

    August 5, 2012 06:16 pm at 6:16 pm |
  18. Amber

    I would vote for her.

    August 5, 2012 06:24 pm at 6:24 pm |
  19. dc

    Great! A white, female Obama with an attitude! Just what we really need right now!

    August 5, 2012 06:30 pm at 6:30 pm |
  20. cigarman

    I am a registered Republican and would definitely vote for these two before I would vote for that crook, non tax paying, I like to fire people, I send jobs overseas Nit Wit Mitt.

    August 5, 2012 06:31 pm at 6:31 pm |
  21. maestra730

    This is the horrible woman who wished cancer on anyone who eats at Chick-fil-A. Regardless of what side of the Chick-fil-A debate you're on, Roseanne's comments were incredibly offensive. She is a disgusting excuse for a human being who only acts this way now because she knows all her talent is gone. That ANY party would have her as their candidate says more about the party than it does about her.

    August 5, 2012 06:37 pm at 6:37 pm |
  22. Jersey Girl

    I think Roseanne will end up getting more votes than ol' Willard R-money, after all is said & done! LOL

    August 5, 2012 06:42 pm at 6:42 pm |
  23. Corey

    What a joke. It's sad that the candidates are THAT horrible that people have to make some kind of joke by running for president...

    August 5, 2012 06:59 pm at 6:59 pm |
  24. LC

    A person who wishes a deadly disease on those who don't agree with her....Not exactly someone who exemplifies tolerance.

    August 5, 2012 07:03 pm at 7:03 pm |
  25. Jackson


    Why does anyone listen to this horrible woman. She is crass and just plain annoying. I thought we got rid of her 10 years go. She just needs to go away and never be heard from again.


    At least she is doing more than sitting behind a computer sniping other candidates.

    If you don't want her around, Einstein, why did you add to the click count and comments of a story about her?


    August 5, 2012 07:07 pm at 7:07 pm |
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