McKinney for Prez?

Matt Lewis
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Posted: May 31, 2007 4:57 PM

Is Cynthia McKinney thinking of leaving the Democrat Party -- and running for President as a 3rd Party candidate?

This is from Opinion Journal:

Hello, Cynthia

Last week, a scream from the political past echoed again. Former Rep. Cynthia McKinney of Georgia, who was ousted from Congress in a Democratic primary last year over her bizarre behavior and extreme left-wing views, appeared on New York radio station WBAI and hinted that she might leave the Democratic Party and run for president as a Green Party candidate. Ralph Nader won 2.3% of the vote running on that ticket in the photo-finish 2000 election.

Ms. McKinney clearly has her stump speech already down: "With the failure of the Democratic Congress to repeal the Patriot Act, the Secret Evidence Act, the Military Tribunals Act, I have to seriously question my relationship with the Democratic Party," she told radio listeners. "All the current Democrats running for president support the principle of potential military action against Iran; none of them is for impeachment of the President. They can't speak for me. I am open to a lot of ideas in 2008." No doubt many of those ideas will be generated for her by the tinfoil-hat brigades of the loony left.

Journalists, naturally, are thrilled at the prospect of Ms. McKinney entering the race and providing a constant source of entertainment and copy.

Please, please, PLEASE let this happen...

H/t: Amanda Carpenter