Roseanne Barr, actress and comedian-turned-Green Party activist, unsuccessfully sought the Green Party’s presidential nomination this year. But her efforts at raising her political profile did not go unnoticed – the campaign manager for the Green’s presidential nominee, Jill Stein, confirmed that Barr is on the party’s ‘short list’ of potential vice presidential candidates.
Ben Manski, campaign manager for Stein’s presidential bid confirmed to the Washington Post on Tuesday that Barr is one of several people in line to win the Green Party’s veepstakes.
The Post notes that Barr’s presidential bid was successful enough to earn her the admiration of many Greens:
Barr, after all, came in second to Stein in the delegate count, despite entering the race relatively late in February and mounting a somewhat quixotic campaign (she recently tried to recruit Willie Nelson as her running mate via Twitter). A distant second — 84 compared to Stein’s 205 — but second nonetheless. And on Saturday, she’s scheduled to speak at the convention just before Stein, a Massachusetts physician.
In 2000, consumer advocate Ralph Nader received nearly 3 percent of the popular vote, but struggled to achieve one percent in 2004. In 2008, former House Rep. Cynthia McKinney (D-GA) won just 0.12 percent of the popular vote for the Green Party.
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