SPOILER ALERT: Roseanne Barr Loses Presidential Bid
Roseanne Barr ran for President and lost. This is not a joke. There is no punch-line. Barr, who originally ran for the Green Party nomination, announced back in August that she was running for the Peace and Freedom Party, which is well known for advocating for the legalization of marijuana. Barr, 56, made it on the ballot in California, Colorado and Florida, and qualified as a write-in candidate collection of others: Alabama, Alaska, Delaware, Idaho, Iowa, Kansas, Minnesota, Montana, Nebraska, New Hampshire, New Jersey, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Utah, Vermont, Washington, West Virginia, Wisconsin and Wyoming.
Her candidacy caused some disturbance in the hotly contested state of Florida, where she received over 7,000 votes, while President Barack Obama and Mitt Romney were separated by less than 50,000
Barr had a website devoted to her candidacy, roseanneforpresident2012.org, which identified her as “The Only Serious Comedian Running for President,” alongside her running mate, anti-war activist Cindy Sheehan.
In one last push, Barr took to Twitter on election day to generate buzz: “VOTE FOR ME I WILL NOT RUIN AMERICA!”
Upon losing, Barr was a good sport, later tweeting, “to my fans: yes I will start being funny again now!”
Her most notable non-supporter was ex-husband Tom Arnold. "I'm voting for Obama, but for God's sake let Roseanne have her pot … she's 60," Arnold told TMZ.
Check out Barr speaking about her advocacy for medical marijuana in this July interview with David Letterman:
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