You may recall that comedienne Roseanne Barrattempted to run for president on the Green Party ticket, and was even seriously considered as the party’s vice presidential nominee. Now Barr has joined up with another third party called the Peace and Freedom Party, and won the party’s nomination vote in Los Angeles yesterday, making her the official presidential nominee of the party.
Barr is running on the Peace and Freedom ticket with Cindy Sheehan, a strong anti-war advocate known for leading a protest outside of George W. Bush‘s Texas ranch. Barr is using her candidacy to tap into the frustrations voters have with both parties.
“Cindy and I are the ‘Throw the Bums Out’ ticket and the ‘Ballot Access’ ticket. The American people are sick and tired of this ‘lesser evil’ garbage they get fed every election year,” said Barr before the party’s convention vote, which was held at the United Methodist Church in Los Angeles. “Both the Democrats and the Republicans do the same evils once they’re in office…”
Said Barr, “I’m here to tell the voters: if you want to tell the government and the two domineering parties that you’re sick and tired of all their evil, register in the Peace and Freedom Party and vote for me and Cindy.”
Meanwhile, Barr was also in Los Angeles last night for her Comedy Central roast, which will be airing next Sunday.