Many Americans learned this week of the existence of Americans Elect, a 501c4 corporation with the aim of nominating its own candidate for President in 2012… but there’s a lot left to learn. Thanks yesterday to the Los Angeles Times for passing on a list of the Americans Elect Board of Advisors. The list of its official Advisors has not been made public by Americans Elect, but you can review the list for yourself here. I hope that Americans Elect decides to post the list of its advisors on its website soon.
That list as prepared by Americans Elect is just the beginning, though. For one thing, Americans Elect lists the associations of its Board of Advisors as it sees fit, leaving off other information it would rather not accentuate. For instance, membership in the Council on Foreign Relations within the Americans Elect Board of Advisors is common, but the Americans Elect list does not advertise this fact. For some members of the advisory board such as John H. Burbank the Third, no affiliations at all are listed by Americans Elect — even though it turns out that he is the Founder, Managing Member and Chief Investment Officer of the Passport Capital hedge fund, a relevant fact.
So I’ve started off a project to create an annotated list of the Americans Elect Board of Advisors, filling in reliable and well-sourced information about just who the members of the Board of Advisors are and what interests they represent. Please consider this annotated list not just as a source of information for you, but as a document to which you can contribute. If you have reliable and relevant information regarding a member of the Board of Advisors, please drop me a line and let me know about it so I can share your information with others. Thanks.