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McKinney Chosen To Lead Greens

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McKinney Chosen To Lead Greens

Cynthia McKinney and Rosa Clemente are surrounded by Green Party supporters

The Green Party has decided on a presidential candidate. Yesterday, it nominated former Georgia Congresswoman Cynthia McKinney at the party’s convention going on in Chicago.

McKinney was the odds-on favorite to get the nomination going into the convention. In her acceptance speech, McKinney ridiculed Democrats and Republicans on everything from how to finance education to the Iraq war.

McKINNEY: Those who delivered us into this mess, cannot be trusted to get us out of it.

McKinney also acknowledged the struggles the Greens face, being a third party. She says organizers should focus on getting five percent of the November vote, so they can be a nationally established party like Democrats and Republicans.

McKINNEY: And with that five percent, we can pull up another chair at the table of public policy.

McKinney’s running mate is New York native Rosa Clemente, a journalist and hip hop activist.

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