For the soul of the Democrat Party–
Cynthia McKinney will challenge Hank Johnson
Gee. It’s such a difficult pick. Who do you go with?… The anti-Semitic, anti-American Ahmadinejad-butt-kissing Truther… Or the kook who thinks Guam is a giant floating air mattress in the Pacific ready to capsize at any minute.
Democrat Cynthia McKinney, wearing a black veil, told attendees she was ashamed of her country’s policies at a May 2011 event in Tehran. (ISNA)
Cynthia McKinney, a former congresswoman, ran for president as the Green Party candidate in 2008.
McKinney was defeated by 4th district incumbent Hank Johnson in 2006 after serving six terms in Congress and has kept a low profile since returning to Atlanta from the San Francisco area where she moved in 2007.
Tracked down at her mother’s home Thursday by a reporter from The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, McKinney declined to comment and ordered the reporter off the property.
Last week she was recruiting volunteers to collect the 18,860 signatures of registered voters she’ll need by August 6 to get on the newly redrawn 4th district ballot, according the Georgia Secretary of State’s office.
A lightning-rod political figure, McKinney, 55, was defeated in 2006 by Johnson after a much-publicized run-in with a U.S. Capitol police officer and her accusations that the Bush administration may have known beforehand about the 9/11 terrorist attacks.
In 2008 she won the Green Party nomination and ran for president. McKinney and running mate Rosa Clemente were on the ballot in 31 states, but not Georgia.
The party had hoped with McKinney’s name recognition to get at least 5% of the vote so the party would automatically be on the 2012 ballot in all 50 states. She got less than 1 percent of the vote.
Can’t wait to see who Pelosi endorses… Someone should make the race into a reality TV show – minus the reality. It would be a huge hit.