Roseanne Barr joins race for the White House
The actress announced on Thursday (Feb. 2) that she will seek the Green Party's presidential nomination. Barr explains that she's a big supporter of the party and is discontent with the existing political landscape.
"The Democrats and Republicans have proven that they are servants -- bought and paid for by the 1% -- who are not doing what's in the best interest of the American people," Barr says.
In a form submitted to Green Party execs, she says, "Mainstream media will be unable to ignore me, but more importantly they will be unable to overlook the needs of average Americans in the run-up to the 2012 election."
On her Twitter feed she explains more of her philosophy. "I will use the powers of the presidency to make sure that every American has a job and free health care," she writes. Barr also adds bluntly, "Vote for me, I'll fix this s***!"
The Green Party convention is scheduled for July in Baltimore, MD.
Barr's announcement should come as no surprise really. During an Aug. 2011 interview on "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno," Barr tells the late night host of her intent to run for the Oval Office. While some probably viewed it as a publicity stunt, it appears she was serious.