Mckinney Makes Green Party Presidential Bid
I wouldn't of brought this up except Richard Marks stopped by the house yesterday. During our conversation I mentioned that I'd recently read on the Third Party Watch blog, former democratic congressbabe, Cynthia Mckinney, was looking at running for president on the Green Party ticket.
Those of you at least vaguely familiar with Mckinney will know she's known as being to the far, if not fringe, Left. The most recent headlines I recall regarding her were when she slapped some cop during a confrontation at a security checkpoint while entering a congressional building.
Some are scoffing at any sort of libertarian/ green alliance for this run but, as libertarian blogger, Tom Knapp, points out: According to Freedom Democrats, McKinney voted with Ron Paul 80% of the time on key civil liberties issues—more than any Republican, and more than any Democrat except for Barney Frank.
It will be interesting to see how far Mckinney makes it with this run, assuming she follows through with it.