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Roseanne Barr announces campaign for president February 8, 2012

Posted by rmshepard in Uncategorized.
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Roseanne Barr, the former star of the television show Roseanne, announced on Twitter recently that she is running for president as a Green Party candidate, should the party nominate her. Barr announced at the beginning of February 2012, “I am running for Green Party nominee for POTUS. I am an official candidate. I am4 the Greening of America&the world. Green=peace/justice.” Barr’s name is now on the California primary ballot for the Green Party, along with 23 other candidates. At the moment, her campaign has been promising jobs and healthcare for all, and forgiving all student loan debt.

For more on the Barr announcement, see the following discussion from the popular web news show, The Young Turks:

Discussion Questions:

1.  Is Roseanne Barr a serious candidate for president?

2.  Assuming that Barr has no chance, why might her running be a good thing for the Green Party?

3.  If Barr was successful in winning the Green Party nomination, how would Democrats (the party most threatened by her being in the race) likely portray her ahead of the 2012 election?

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