Americans Elect is a 501c4 corporation that has registered as a political party in multiple states and plans to run its own candidate for President in 2012. Lately, Americans Elect has been saying that they have no ties to left, right or center, and that they do not promote any ideology. Its current “About” page:
But in June 2011, Americans Elect distributed a video in which it talks about “those of us in the political middle,” declares that it is “NOT the extreme left or right,” and promotes the “sensible center.” See excerpts of this video with commentary (a “fair use” copyright exception) below:
Go see the full video at ae2012.org, an apparent warehousing website for old Americans Elect materials that have been long since taken down off the official Americans Elect web page.
Americans Elect’s old video contradicts its more recent claims of ideological neutrality. Americans Elect needs to address this contradiction with clarity and completion in order to gain the trust of a wary public.
Update, 8/30/11 4:40 pm:
Americans Elect, in another post made today:
They’re still making the no-ideology, no-agenda claim even when this video shows both. Americans Elect isn’t being straight-up about itself.