No Presidential run for McKinney

Cynthia McKinney won’t run for President:

Controversial former Congresswoman Cynthia McKinney spent months attending Green Party events around the nation designed to help raise money to pay off her 2006 campaign debt. And — after months of flirting with making a run for Green Presidential nomination — McKinney formally withdrew from the Green nomination contest. In a letter dated Monday and addressed to the Steering Committee of the Green Party of the United States, McKinney wrote: “After careful consideration about the political conditions facing our nation, the level of development within the [Green] Party, my own readiness to take on such a daunting task and my own long postponed personal priorities, I write to inform the Party that I must at this time withdraw my name from consideration for the Party’s 2008 Presidential Nominating contest.” The move leaves McKinney free to make yet another attempt to recapture her former House seat next year.

We still may have her around to pick on next year.

But the Greens got played because apparently they helped McKinney retire some $50,000 in campaign debt.

H/T: Third Party Watch

10 comments

  1. StevePerkins says:

    The same thing killed the Reform Party that Perot built back in the 90’s. They let Pat Buchanan use them for his own financial agenda, and it ultimately killed off that party. A damn wasteful shame too since Buchanan had nothing to do with anything that party stood for… they just got suckered in by the notion than a “celebrity candidate” would be better at getting them mentioned on TV.

    Chasing after celebrity over substance is seldom a winning strategy (*cough*Fred*cough*).

  2. gatormathis says:

    “In the land of the jolly………………

    ……………ho…ho…ho……………

    ……………Green Idiots…………”

  3. Mark Rountree says:

    what? cynthia mckinney conned people? How surprising.

    I don’t know what’s more shocking… (sarcasm here…)

    that cynthia mckinney is a con-artist or that someone could con-artist the intellectual giants at the Green Party members out of money…

  4. I would love too start measuring but I was just informed by the American Families Association that I was not a “real” candidate and could not participate in their ValueVotersDebate next Monday in Ft. Lauderdale. Funny thing is 3 of the guys that polled lower than me at the Texas Straw poll are in the debate. I would have thought anyone polling lower than me would have serious concerns about their viability as a candidate.

    On the flip side I do get to meet the “Fredster” next week at the Villages in Florida. That will be cool. I wonder if he would be interested in being my VP, hmmm 😉

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