Overheard in Fog City
FCJ Publisher and Editor-in-Chief
Photo by Adam Aufdencamp
October 5, 2007 2:00 p.m. (updated 1:35 p.m.
Cynthia McKinney to announce bid for the White House
According to a reliable source, former U.S. Congresswoman Cynthia
McKinney (D-Ga) will officially announce her candidacy for U.S.
president as early as next week. According to the source, the
Green Party has been actively courting McKinney to switch party
affiliation and run as a Green. (*)
McKinney has been outspoken about the Iraq war, AIPAC's lobbying
influence over U.S. foreign policy, the 9/11 Commission Report,
and the partisan decision by a partial body of the Supreme Court
to elect George W. Bush to the presidency in 2000.
She is also trumpeting the call of millions of Americans calling
for the impeachment of Bush and Vice President Dick Cheney for
perpetrating war crimes against humanity.
McKinney is in San Francisco this weekend. Her schedule includes
an appearance at a CodePink party tonight at El Rio, and an appearance
tomorrow at a campaign rally to elect mayoral candidate Ahimsa
(*) Update 3:10 p.m: According to a source, McKinney officially
registered as a member of the Green Party yesterday.
Update 10/6/7 1:35 p.m: Fog City Journal spoke with McKinney
at a CodePink fundraiser last night. She would neither confirm
or deny rumors of her intent to run for president, or her change
in party affiliation.
In response to questions about an official campaign announcement,
she said: "I am waiting for a few things to be in place first."
Cynthia McKinney at El Rio with Green Party members Elaine Santore
and Susan Vaughan