Cynthia McKinney for President 2008

My ultra politically informed friends tell me I’m a little late on this news, but apparently former ATLien and Georgia Congresswoman Cynthia McKinney has registered with the Green Party and is putting in a bid for nomination to run for President in 2008. I don’t know about anyone else, but this shit gets me genuinely excited. No way she’d have any kind of chance at winning the presidency, and she still has to win nomination at the Green’s primary election, but I’m so sick of this country’s two-party-thats-really-only-one-party deMOCKracy that an exciting third party prospect is very appealing.The Green Party holds great potential as an opposition to the establishment, but they are apparently terribly unorganized and have some horrendous members within their leadership committees. However, I’ve always been a fan of Cynthia McKinney. You have to love a leftist politician in this day and age who says whatever the fuck she wants and has still earned a considerable degree of success. The woman publicly calls 9/11 a conspiracy (it was!)! She introduced legislation to impeach Bush in 2006! She has called for the release of all sealed documents related to the deaths of both Martin Luther King, Jr. and Tupac! She even said the “white, rich Democratic boys club wanted [her] to stay in the back of the bus.” How can you be a progressive and not like someone like that?


3 responses to “Cynthia McKinney for President 2008

  1. McKinney rocks my world. She points out blatant oppression every chance she gets. Someone like her will never be president because she is so intelligent and progressive. Why is it that the smarter you are, the worse your chances become for winning an election? How come dumb people are so much better than us at figurring out how to manipulate this ish?

  2. True that someone like her won’t be president in the current political climate. However, I think its important to study ways to support opposition parties independent of the Dem-Repub two-party duopoly, and eventually figure out how to build the infrastructure to legitimately and viably challenge this political system, hopefully in a nonviolent way. I credit McKinney and other independent candidates/parties for actually engaging in the political process and pushing the debate, even if the corporate controlled establishment doesn’t give them a chance in hell of winning…yet.

  3. She has proven to be a strong leader and stand up to what is wrong. She will tell you if your wrong, someone that can standup to dirty politicians and provide a different world

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