Actress Roseanne Barr is officially running against President Barack Obama and GOP presidential hopeful Mitt Romney. The famed and outspoke actress is running beside vice presidential selection Cindy Sheenhan. Barr’s running mate is an anti-war activist who lost her son in 2004 when fighting in Iraq.
The party platform for the women is based around the legalization of marijuana and same sex marriage.
With the two main party contenders raising more than $1 billion in campaign funds Roseanne will definitely be at a disadvantage during this election cycle.
I do have to hand it to Roseanne as she is not afraid to go after big political and economic issues. On her website Roseanne writes of economics in America:
“The Bankers and the Federal Reserve need to be brought down. They have stolen our money, our future and the American Dream and continue to enslave us with a broken monetary system. There is no scarcity; there is manipulation of the resources. We need to end the wars, bring our troops home and our jobs back, create new Green jobs and put people back to work. We need a resource based economy.”
A big talking point for Roseanne has been marijuana for which she says:
“The legalization of marijuana is the way to end all Drug Wars and stop the monopoly of the subsidized prison systems. Our government and corporations are getting paid every time someone goes to prison for non-violent crimes due to marijuana arrests. Drug laws need to be rewritten to make them sane and people based. We need to end the prohibition on marijuana and legalize it.”
Roseanne says she is running on the “Peace and Freedom Party” because she thinks American needs to be a “little bit more socialist” at this moment in time.
It will be interesting to say what the nominee who has called Mitt Romney “pro-rape” does with the next month leading up to the November elections.