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Cynthia McKinney ready to step in for McCain at Friday’s debate

Posted in Partido Verde/GP by alvarezgalloso on septiembre 25, 2008

Distributed by the Green Party of the United States http://www.gp.org

 

Cynthia McKinney/Rosa Clemente Power to the People Campaign

http://votetruth08.com

 

For immediate release

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

 

Contact: 202-584-1021, press-secretary@runcynthiarin.org

 

 

Cynthia McKinney ready to step in for McCain at Friday’s debate

 

 

WASHINGTON, DC — Green Party presidential nominee Cynthia McKinney

has offered to debate Barack Obama if John McCain’s opts out at this

Friday’s presidential debate in Oxford, Mississippi, following the

Republican nominee’s announcement that he is seeking a delay of the

event.

 

“If John McCain wants to bow out, I’m willing to step in and take his

podium on Friday,” said Cynthia McKinney.

 

“The financial meltdown won’t come any closer to a resolution because

a presidential debate is postponed.  Now is the best time for Americans to see how prepared their leaders are to handle emergencies,

how they introduce fresh ideas and solutions for national problems,

and whether they’re willing to stand up for the American people

instead of Wall Street moguls and corporate interests,” Ms. McKinney

added.

 

Ms. McKinney has sharply criticized the bailout bill and has

introduced a ten-point plan to address the financial crisis (“Seize

the Time,” http://votetruth08.com/index.php/learn/mckinney-messages).

 

The Green Party has also called for extensive measures and protections

for American taxpayers, calling the collapse and bailout of financial

institutions a sign that bipartisan deregulation policies and the

free-market ideology have failed

(http://www.gp.org/press/pr-national.php?ID=107).

 

“I’m ready right now to travel to Mississippi.  Voters have a right to

know about all the candidates whose names they’ll see on the ballot.

Voters deserve to know which candidate best represents their interests

and ideals.  Any presidential candidate who is on enough ballots to be

elected deserves to participate.  We need multi-party presidential

debates, and I’m ready to go up against Barack Obama or any other

candidate and present my ideas to the American people.  I should be

included in these debates whether McCain shows up or not,” said Ms.

McKinney

 

Cynthia McKinney is a former six-term Georgia member of the US House

of Representatives.  Ms. McKinney and running mate Rosa Clemente

(http://www.rosaclemente.com) were nominated by the Green Party of the

United States at the 2008 Green National Convention in Chicago this

past July.

 

 

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