Cynthia McKinney And The Presidency

Cynthia McKinney is back, and she’s back with a vengeance. You see, no matter what you think of Cynthia McKinney, she has now made history. For the first time in the history of our country we have two black presidential candidates. Of course, one of them is going to get about 100 million more votes than the other, but it is historical.

The liberal environmentalist Green Party nominated former Congresswoman Cynthia McKinney as its presidential candidate Saturday. Cynthia McKinney represented a suburban Atlanta, Georgia, district for six terms as a Democrat.

McKinney, 53, held off three rivals to win the party’s nomination during its convention in Chicago, Illinois. She picked journalist and activist Rosa Clemente as her running mate.

Green Party spokeswoman Scott McLarty acknowledged McKinney was a “long shot” for the White House, but said, “Every vote that she gets helps the Green Party.”

Every vote she gets helps the Green Party? How? The most a political candidate from the Green Party has received is 3% isn’t it? Wasn’t it Ralph Nader who grabbed that many votes in 2000? Unless she gets more than 3% of the vote, which I can pretty much guarantee she won’t, how do those votes help the Green Party?

Funny thing. She stands to do best in her own former home district, you would think, right? Too bad it won’t help her. That’s right, the Green Party failed to collect enough signatures by the deadline to get her name on the ballot. Now we won’t even know if she would have received 3% of the votes in her former home district.