America one step closer to President Roseanne
August 5th, 2012
08:27 AM ET
6 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. WallyG

    Just what America needs two self abosorbed hags to replace the world's most incompetent self absorbed uncurious, mentally stagnant, intellectually empty Barack Hussein Dunham Soetoro Obama, whose pedigree somehow doesn't live up to scrutiny! Two cackling hens with the combined IQ of an empty thimble.

    August 6, 2012 01:30 am at 1:30 am |
  2. Mike T

    Always loved Ro.....she's quite intelligent. She's never madean excuse for beating to her own drum. Always gonna be someone, somewhere hating.

    August 6, 2012 03:08 am at 3:08 am |
  3. Robert

    With the mess this person of assumed intelligence has made of her life, in the White House? It would be a mockery of this country.

    August 6, 2012 03:18 am at 3:18 am |
  4. SlackMeyer

    The "Peace and Freedom Party", eh? They should have just called themselves the "We Surrender To All Enemies And Will Willingly Walk Into Slavery" party. Same party motto as the Dems.

    August 6, 2012 06:12 am at 6:12 am |
  5. scott

    I thought you have to be mentally stable to run for President but I guess not. Is it not bad enough that we all ready have a mentally unstable person in the White House.

    August 6, 2012 06:36 am at 6:36 am |
  6. Aspen

    As much as I dislike my current 2 choices and would love to vote for a third party, Rosanne is not quite what I am looking for. I do appreciate anyone who shakes things up a little so good luck with her run

    August 6, 2012 06:36 am at 6:36 am |
  7. TampaMel

    Obviously Roseanne Barr needed to get her name and face (Ugh) in the news and the news media needed to fill some space. Given the economic problems the US is having do we really need to trivialize the election? People already don't take it seriously enough to do their own fact checking and many probably won't vote (for whatever stupid reason they can come up with), so this is really not helpful. WHat a joke!

    August 6, 2012 06:51 am at 6:51 am |
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