|Amy Jo Johnson|
These sources say she has been flattered by the efforts to nudge her into the presidential race but, as one of the sources put it, "she is a realist and kept coming back to questions about the fund-raising." A second source said some around Johnson also have reminded her of the difficulty of mounting a U.S. presidential campaign from Canada where she is currently filming the hit series Flashpoint.
|Johnson at Angel Grove High|
College student Craig Tripps said he will vote for Johnson even if he has to cast a write in ballot. "I wish we could do write ins from my iPad but if I have to put a pen to paper I will," said Tripps. "Me and all my friends voted for Obama last time so we could make history by electing the first African American man to the U.S. presidency, this time not only will it be the first woman elected, it will also be the first woman who lives in Canada to be elected to the U.S. presidency! In a perfect world Amy Jo would be at least half Hispanic but you can't have everything." added Tripps.
While Johnson polls in the low single digits in most national surveys on a hypothetical 2012 nomination, she did create a lot of buzz by winning the student presidential election at Angel Grove High School during her tenure on Mighty Morphin Power Rangers.
Earlier this year, The Order of Meridian, a religious group, launched efforts to convince Johnson into making a bid for the White House.