So Roseanne Barr went onto her social networks on Thursday night to announce she had filed papers with the FEC to run for the Green Party nomination for president of the United States in the 2012 election. But has she, really?
I’m not doubting her on filing the official paperwork, or for anything she said on Twitter this week.
“I send in the papers to seek the Green Party Nomination for President of the United States.”
“I will run until the convention in July in Baltimore-I fully expect Jill Stein 2b the nominee& I will support her, but til then-I’ll serve”
“vote for me, I’ll fix this shit! -Barr 2012-”
“I want2 bring press attention 2 the Green Party-and speak at its convention. I want young people to know there is a new way for us to go.”
“what I really want: both parties be more responsive and compassionate to the American People’s needs. I’m running to make that point.”
“is possible to make the reality of americans heard2 both republican& democratic parties? That’s what I want to do! we can fix things!”
It’s just. Well. Roseanne already announced she was running for president two years ago. On the “Green Tea Party” ticket, which isn’t a thing. You can read her speech on her website. Or watch her 2010 announcement in two videos. Roll it.
She is serious about bringing attention to the actual Green Party ticket this year, though.
The only real trick, then, is figuring out how NBC will deal with Roseanne — based upon the fact that two days before she filed her paperwork with the Federal Election Commission, the network ordered her multi-cam comedy, Downwardly Mobile, to pilot. Of course, if NBC greenlights Roseanne’s pilot to series, her Green Party bid will have failed before fall, so the “free air-time” concerns for political candidates never will be a real issue.