Green Party Picks Cynthia McKinney As Their Presidential Candidate

The Green Party has picked their 2008 Presidential candidate at their convention yesterday in Chicago. Cynthia McKinney was the first black woman elected to Congress from Georgia, and now she wants to be the first black woman elected president. McKinney received 313 votes of a possible 532 at the Green Party’s national convention in Chicago. She picked New York native Rosa Clemente, a journalist and hip hop activist, as her vice presidential running mate. “I am asking you to vote your conscience, vote your dreams, vote your future, vote Green,” McKinney told convention attendees. “A vote for the Green Party is a vote for the movement that will turn this country right-side-up again.” She took some shots at the two major candidates in her acceptance speech. “Don’t expect me to keep a count of the major flip flops of the other candidates between now and November, I’m sure there will be plenty,” McKinney said. “They are in this flip flop because they have to appear to share our values — while they serve somebody else.” Then she added, “Those who delivered us into this mess, cannot be trusted to get us out of it.” While she really doesn’t expect to win, McKinney hopes for at least 5% so the Green Party can be a nationally established party like the democrats and republicans. “And with that five percent, we can pull up another chair at the table of public policy,” according to McKinney.
Alan Cosgrove

Here is a video from Cynthia McKinney’s campaign, Her Eyes Focused on the Glory of a Better America;

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