Withdraw from Iraq immediately. Eliminate the No Child Left Behind law. Legalize marijuana. Those were just some of the goals stated by candidates at the Green Party presidential debate Sunday in San Francisco.
The nearly three-hour event was co-moderated by "Peace Mom" Cindy Sheehan and KPFA radio host Aimee Allison, who allowed the candidates timed answers to questions about the war in Iraq, illegal immigration, the farm bill and health care, among other subjects.
"Please. This is serious. This is not a joke. This is about starting a real movement in this country," said candidate Cynthia McKinney to a standing ovation.
The former Democratic congresswoman from Georgia who converted to the Green Party last year was, at one point during the debate, acknowledged as the front-runner. The party's presidential nominee will be selected in July in Chicago.
Oh boy, oh boy, oh boy! 'Dis is gonna be fun! And when Cythia McKinney uses the word "inflammatory", she certainly knows what she is talking about:
Upon watching the video however, I think Cynthia will be facing a stiff challenge for the nomination by Kat Swift:
Darn. Turns out she's already in a "committed relationship."
But you have to love Kat's choice for her running mate: