Hey, Mitt Romney may have the Donald’s endorsement, but Roseanne Barr has something that speaks a lot louder: Herself. The abrasive former sitcom star yesterday declared herself in the race for the Green Party’s presidential nomination, submitting the required paperwork.
Barr said she has long supported the tenets of the independent Greens, who stand for participatory democracy, environmentalism, diversity, non-violence, social justice and other values. Borrowing the rhetoric of Occupy Wall Street, Barr declared, “The Democrats and Republicans have proven that they are servants — bought and paid for by the 1% — who are not doing what’s in the best interest of the American people.”
Roseanne of course is best known for playing the title character in the popular Emmy-winning comedy Roseanne, about a struggling, salty-mouthed working class family. Most recently she was featured on the Lifetime reality show, Roseanne’s Nuts about her macadamia nut farm in Hawaii.
In filling out her candidate questionnaire, Barr wrote, “I will barnstorm American living rooms. Mainstream media will be unable to ignore me.”
I don’t know Rosie. They haven’t had much trouble doing that for the last decade.
The Green presidential candidate will be selected in Baltimore in July. In 2008 it was Cynthia McKinney, a onetime Congresswoman from Georgia.