The race for the White House in 2012 might have gotten a little more crowded. Roseanne Barr has put her name in the mix, joining President Obama and a slew of Republican primary challengers. Although, it doesn't look like she wants to associate with either of those parties.
Last night on The Tonight Show, Roseanne announced her run for office to Jay Leno. She stated that she will be running on the "Green Tea Party" ticket and that her religion is the church of common sense.
Here's the short video of her announcement -
This isn't the first time Roseanne has announced her candidacy for President to the public. Back in 2010, she gave her stump speech in Washington D.C., right outside the White House.
In that speech, she outlines her threefold platform to "result in world peace within one year."
Step one: Make War Illegal and Legalize Hemp. This step also involves the legalization of marijuana and the end to the war on drugs.
Step two: Change the Demographic of Government.
Since women make up 53% of the population, as well as the work force, a MINIMUM of Green Tea Party leadership will be female, and given that one in six Americans lives in poverty, at least one sixth of the party's officials will officially be poor (since generations of rich guys running things has only gotten us here).
Step three: She will outlaw Bullshit. I guess I can get behind that one.
She has been hitting Twitter pretty hard today, warning those who would doubt her that she is serious -
for those who ask: yes I'm serious about running 4 pres. so I can speak on behalf of the taxpayers of this country who r dissed 2 the max.
I am running for the Green Tea Party of America. I have the solution to every problem figured out, and its cheap and good.
don't vote for ME, vote for my SOLUTIONS! they work no matter what party you are in! grow veggies store water and beans. do it
we can solve all of our problems just with some more caring and some more sharing and some figuring stuff out together.
Here's a little more from her speech last year -
We will simply combine capitalism and socialism, and create People-ism--where both ideas work together for a functional system. No one shall cling blindly to a single unyielding ideology just because of bloated obese talk radio hosts who tell the starving to tighten their belts, or that damned Ayn Rand book. People and societies do not work like machines. You actually have to have compromise, adjust, and make reasonable choices. COMMON SENSE!
Whether all of this is simply promotion for her new TV show, Roseanne's Nuts, is unknown. What is known is, although Roseanne Barr doesn't have much chance of becoming commander in chief, we are living in a strange political climate right now. Who knows who could be President 10, 20 years down the road? If I had to vote for a former TV star Preisdent, however, I think I'd vote for Dennis Haysbert. He was a great Prez on 24.
Or maybe President Zack Morris. He knew how to get himself out of a pickle.