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Friday, December 28, 2007

Cynthia McKinney - "Black Woman Running" for President of the United States

Remember Cynthia McKinney, the Congresswoman who stood up to Bush, said the war was bogus, and was treated like she was bad news by the Congressional Black Caucus. well, " She's Back," and running for public office.

Source: Atlanta Journal

Cynthia McKinney, who twice represented Georgia in Congress as a Democrat, is now a Californian seeking the Green Party's presidential nomination. She says the major parties and the news media are corrupt.

Critics call her a rabble-rouser and a 'joke.'

Madison, Wis. — It's a snowy day, and Cynthia McKinney is coming in from the cold to speak to supporters far from her old Georgia congressional district. About 30 people are gathered to greet her in a state Capitol conference room.

There's a guy in the front row wearing the mask of the murderous freedom fighter from the film "V for Vendetta."

Another is holding an "Impeach" sign that names nobody in particular. And a third is telling anybody who will listen that the Bush administration conspired with Osama bin Laden to launch the 9/11 attacks: "Sure! Cheney was in on it!"

They applaud as McKinney enters and the former Democrat launches into her stump speech, talking about why she is running for president as a Green Party member, ripping the left, ripping the right, and dumping trash on the middle of the road.

Republicans, she said, started an illegal war and stole the 2000 election by disenfranchising black voters. Democrats abdicated their obligation to vote against the war and impeach President Bush. The mainstream media is just as corrupt as the rest of the rotten system that is destroying America, she said.

"We can take control of our country and of our government," McKinney implored the group. "There are threats to the integrity of our democracy at every turn and at every place that we look."

No, the fire hasn't gone out of incendiary McKinney since voters of Georgia's 4th District ousted her from Congress in 2006.

Weary of what detractors called her conspiracy theories about the 9/11 attacks and turned off by her high-profile run-in with Capitol police, voters sent her packing for a second and, many assumed, final time.

But a year later, McKinney is trying for another political resurrection. This time, the stage isn't DeKalb County, the heart of her old district — it's America. She announced her candidacy for president last week.

Long a political lightning rod, McKinney has long inspired loyalty and derision — never indifference.

Now that she's on a one-in-a-trillion quest for the White House — to replace the man she notoriously suggested might have had advance knowledge of the 9/11 attacks — the obvious question is: Why?

The 2004 Green Party presidential candidate, after all, got about 100,000 of more than 121 million cast. That's less than half of 1 percent. read MORE HERE

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