Monday, July 14, 2008

GREEN PARTY PICKS MCKINNEY AS ITS CANDIDATE

Reuters The U.S. Green Party, which captured far less than 1 percent of the vote in the last presidential election, chose former Democratic Rep. Cynthia McKinney as its 2008 presidential candidate on Saturday.

McKinney, 53, will be joined on the ticket for the November election by vice presidential candidate Rosa Clemente, a hip-hop artist and activist. . . In 2004, the Green Party drew 119,859 votes, or 0.1 percent of the total, finishing in sixth place behind the two major parties and three other third-party tickets.

The party's best performance came in 2000 when Ralph Nader headed the ticket, and won 2.8 million votes, or 2.7 percent of the total. . . McKinney served six terms in Congress and lost her 2006 bid for re-election. She was the first black woman to represent Georgia in the U.S. House of Representatives.

3 Comments:

At July 14, 2008 1:41 PM, Anonymous m said...

The blog is losing comments again, and again the loss is associated with an entry that has "posted by TPR @ 7/14/2008" where the time usually appears. But, this appears only when accessing through the permalink, not through the primary undernews screen.

For example see:

http://prorev.com/2008/07/swampoodle-report-audacity-of-irony.html

Which shows the TPR note in place of the time at the bottom of the entry, as well as the correct count of two comments that were entered. Because I entered one of the comments, I still have copies of both the comments in my browser history.

Hope this helps you resolve the problem.

ciao,
m

 
At July 15, 2008 2:15 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yawn. The Greens self-destructed four years ago thanks to that thieving huckster David Cobb. This is just the death rattle now. Nader supporters here in California (including many of the more principled Greens) are already making plans to form a new party next year and ditch these losers.

 
At July 16, 2008 5:39 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

The fact that the Greens would even consider a bad joke like McKinney shows their credibility level is somewhere below zero. Who's she choosing for her running mate? The ghost of Tupac Shakur?

 

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