I complained yesterday about tightly constrained, programmed Presidential candidates. I can stop complaining now. We’re about to have a candidate who says anything that comes into her head, no matter how stupid. FogCity Journal, citing “reliable sources,” says that Cynthia McKinney is planning on throwing her hat into the ring as Green Party candidate for the Presidency:
According to a reliable source, former U.S. Congresswoman Cynthia McKinney (D-Ga) will officially announce her candidacy for U.S. president as early as next week. According to the source, the Green Party has been actively courting McKinney to switch party affiliation and run as a Green. (*)
McKinney has been outspoken about the Iraq war, AIPAC’s lobbying influence over U.S. foreign policy, the 9/11 Commission Report, and the partisan decision by a partial body of the Supreme Court to elect George W. Bush to the presidency in 2000.
She is also trumpeting the call of millions of Americans calling for the impeachment of Bush and Vice President Dick Cheney for perpetrating war crimes against humanity.
McKinney is in San Francisco this weekend. Her schedule includes an appearance at a CodePink party tonight at El Rio, and an appearance tomorrow at a campaign rally to elect mayoral candidate Ahimsa Sumchai.
(*) Update 3:10 p.m: According to a source, McKinney officially registered as a member of the Green Party yesterday.
This should be fun, especially since I suspect that she’ll leech some moonbat energy away from the mainstream Democratic candidates.
By the way, if you haven’t been thinking about McKinney lately, let me remind you of why you’re familiar with her, when most minor former Congress people don’t cross your mental radar. She’s been in the press for:
- Assaulting police officers.
- She’s got a reputation for being anti-Semitic and supportive of radical Islamists. (In this, sadly, she is entirely in step with the Democratic party’s problem with anti-Semitism.)
- She inadvertently criticized one of her aides on air, and then tried to censor the remark.
- She’s been a Truther since at least 2002.
And there’s more and more and more, some of which is detailed in a 2002 Slate article. The bottom line is that she is a perfect reflection of the angry, extreme end of the Democratic party. Her candidacy, assuming she is able to garner some media attention, should be amusing.