A tip of the pen goes to Dan Heard for pointing out an interesting coincidence.
It turns out that Daniel Winslow, one of the six people named recently as senior leaders of Americans Elect, has been a senior political aide to both Republican Mitt Romney and Republican Scott Brown.
Daniel Winslow’s work for Republicans based out of Massachusetts is no coincidence: Daniel Winslow is himself a Republican, a Republican state legislator in Massachusetts who this spring introduced legislation to do away with unions’ collective bargaining rights. When asked last month about his political activities by Jim Hand of the Sun Chronicle, Winslow said…
his only political focus is on getting re-elected to the House in 2012. He did not say what his intentions are for the 2014 gubernatorial race.
That’s not strictly true. Besides his work with Mitt Romney, with Scott Brown and with the 187th General Court of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, Daniel Winslow is part of the senior leadership team of Americans Elect. His goal there is to help support Americans Elect in its drive to be the first corporation ever to elect a President of the United States.
Daniel Winslow may also be a nice guy, but nice guy or not, these affiliations place him firmly in one camp that has an interest in the 2012 elections. It’s interesting, to say the least, to see him placed as one of the top six leaders of Americans Elect.