Roseanne Barr, Presidential Candidate, Courts Willie Nelson for Vice Presidential Slot

A Reunion with Roseanne
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Rosenne Barr, who is producing and starring in the new NBC project "Downwardly Mobile," reached out to former "Roseanne" producer Eric Gilliland about a month ago with her idea for a series about a blue-collar family and the characters that surround it in a mobile-home community.

The actress and comedian, who is vying for the Green Party's nomination, engaged in a back-and-forth with the iconic musician.

Roseanne Barr is taking her bid for the White House seriously, and she's looking for another star to help her on the campaign trail.

Whether it will be Willie Nelson remains to be seen.

Barr, a famously outspoken liberal-libertarian who has made marijuana legalization one of her top priorities, has been working to secure Nelson as her running mate for the past week. And this is no backroom Washington attempt, either; the whole thing has been played out over Twitter. Earlier in the week, Nelson responded to her propositional tweets in the negative, but on Saturday, seemed to be potentially more amenable to the role.

As first pointed out by Gawker, the pair traded tweets Saturday afternoon, with Nelson bouncing between accepting and then changing his mind about the job. You can view their exchange below:


Roseanne Barr Courts Willie Nelson

Storified by Jordan Zakarin · Sat, May 12 2012 17:12:36

@TheRealRoseanne I would be happy to run w u After thinking about it awhile it kept sounding better Are u still interested? Love, WillieWillie Nelson
it may take me twenty years, but I will be President sooner or later & the Green Party will be the representative party of 100% of americansRoseanne Barr
WILLIE I THANK GOD FOR YOU!! May intelligence help us save our country!! BARR/NELSON2012Roseanne Barr
@TheRealRoseanne I see u are speaking to some1 else regarding ur vp running mate I know whoever ur choice is they will be happy to serve w uWillie Nelson
@TheRealRoseanne Im not ready 2 get n2 politics I have stayed away this long I am content 2 sit on the sidelines & criticize every1 elseWillie Nelson
@TheRealRoseanne Good luck with your campaign. Love, WillieWillie Nelson
@willienelson wtf??? I told EVERYONE THAT YOU ACCEPTED, DUDE! you can't back out now! Your country needs you!Roseanne Barr
@willienelson can you DM me please?? you are in politics, you were part of a suit against Monsanto for farmers! can you please follow me 4dmRoseanne Barr
@willenelson PLEASE DON'T BACK OUT-I KNOW IT'S HARD TO BE DAVID AGAINST GOLIATH, but your country needs you-farmers need u! #stopmonsantoRoseanne Barr
@willienelson DM ME-follow me please so I can at least tell you what I am thinking--Roseanne Barr
Please let willie know how badly american farmers need his voice! Please Willie Please don't change ur mind!! #greenpartyRoseanne Barr