Is Americans Elect, the first-ever corporate privatized online presidential nomination, a political party?
Gosh, no, said Americans Elect in the Spring of 2011:
“Here is what Americans Elect is not. We are not a third party. We are not a political party of any sort.”
Golly, no, said Americans Elect in the Summer of 2011:
“The key delineation to make is that we’re not a party.”
Heck, no, said Americans Elect in the Fall of 2011:
“We’re not a political party and don’t have an aspiration to be.”
A point-blank no from Americans Elect in December of 2011 in a TV interview with Chris Matthews:
“We’re not a political party, Chris.”
And gee whizzikers, no, Americans Elect continues to insist in January of 2012:
“We are not a political party.”
Filer Type: Political Party
Organization Type: Political Party
Relationship: National Party
You can’t get much clearer than that. So why does Americans Elect continue to swear up and down, over and over again, publicly, that it is not a political party?
I can’t tell you what motivates Americans Elect, because Americans Elect hasn’t communicated with me, although I’ve sent them questions in many ways.
But I can tell you this:
1. In America, political parties can’t take unlimited amounts of money.
2. In America, political parties can’t hide the names of the people who give them money.
3. Americans Elect is currently doing both.