“She’s one of the people who was on the shortlist,” Stein’s campaign manager, Ben Manski, told us.
Barr, after all, came in second to Stein in the delegate count, despite entering the race relatively late in February and mounting a somewhat quixotic campaign (she recently tried to recruit Willie Nelson as her running mate via Twitter). A distant second — 84 compared to Stein’s 205 — but second nonetheless. And on Saturday, she’s scheduled to speak at the convention just before Stein, a Massachusetts physician.
Manski said Barr has not been a distraction from the serious business of campaigning. “It’s a sign of the maturity of the Green Party that we have attracted somebody as well known as Roseanne Barr and as admired for her acting career and activism.”