Roseanne Barr Presidential bid update:
Presidential candidate Roseanne Barr (Jesus, typing that) has come under fire from the trans community after one of her Twitter followers referenced Jill Stein’s support for trans rights—”[Stein] is also in favour of letting men into spaces where little girls get changed”—Barr tweeted back: “If she has a penis, she is not allowed in.” After that received a fair amount of scrutiny from Twitters’ trans users (and calling one a “woman hater”), Barr pushed it further. “Women do not want your penises forced in their faces or in our private bathrooms. Respect that FACT.”
I’m curious what marks success for her presidential bid. I suppose that the idea of selecting a celebrity, one rejected by the Green Party, is in part a desire to increase vote percentages — it’s heyday came in the Vietnam War Era that it was founded — and attracted the presidential bids of Eldridge Cleaver and Benjamin Spock. After that, looking down the names — there’s Leonard Peltier, and in 2008 all it did was serve as a ballot line for Nader.
Jill Stein Presidential Bid Update: I saw a flyer for Jill Stein, stuck in a Willamette Week box. Or one of those boxes. I grabbed it. But it got wet in the rain. Opportunity lost for Jill Stein campaigning.
Interesting news. Why doesn’t the Socialist Party candidate 2008 not like his running mate, Socialist Party 2012 — or is it just that Roseanne Barr is too good? Darcy Richardson at Uncovered Politics reports that 2008 Socialist Party USA Presidential Candidate Brian Moore has endorsed Roseanne Barr for President over his own 2008 running mate, Stewart Alexander, who is the Socialist Party USA Presidential candidate this year.
It’s name recognition. More likely spoiler.
A barb in the Utah Senate race.
“Rocky Anderson has a better chance of being president than Orrin being chairman of the Finance Committee,” Howell said.
“According to the most respected national pollsters, Republicans only have a 12 percent chance of taking the majority in the Senate,” needed for Hatch to become chairman, Howell said.
You heard it here from the Democratic Senate candidate in Utah. Rocky Anderson’s chances of being elected president are greater than 12 percent.