When we last caught up with sister Cynthia McKinney, ol girl was getting booted out of her Georgia congressional seat and battlin' major 'do problems after deciding to undo her braids after 10 years. Well now word has reached the basement by way of Skeptical Brotha that sister Cindy has finally tamed her 'do and decided to throw her weave into the ring and run for President of the United States as a Green Party candidate. You can pop over to her campaign website to see why you should
Clearly this move has been prompted by sister Cindy's crafty analysis of the current crop of candidates and her deciding on a 'Barillary' approach where you try to combine the strengths of Smooth Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton. However in sister Cindy's case, since she has neither the appeal of either of those candidates, she's only left with the 'I'm Black *and* female' approach which was already done all classy by Shirley Chisolm in '72 and a bit less so by Carol Mosley Braun in '04.
Here's ol Ty's thinkin' for sister Cindy. Give a run for U.S. Senate a shot first. If you can pull that off, THEN give a run for President a shot. Quit puttin' the cart before the horse, homegirl. And if you draw off any more of Smooth Barack's southside vote (since southsiders seem to be jockin' Hillary pretty tough too), I'm a know somethin'! We saw how that Green Party ruckus with Ralph Nader worked out for Al Gore in 2000...
How come some sisters just can't fade away gracefully?