Just when you thought the Americans Elect circus couldn’t get any more zany…
… Even though he’s the frontrunner among Americans Elect declared candidates, Buddy Roemer is far from getting enough “support” votes to actually make it onto the ballot. What’s a frustrated candidate to do?
The “Support” in the Americans Elect system is a vote, a vote in favor of giving Buddy Roemer ballot access. Americans Elect COO Elliot Ackerman himself referred to the support clicks as voting, declaring “the voting has already begun” on MSNBC TV this month.
Buying votes with free swag? That’s what you get when a corporation with hedge fund money invests in its very own privatized presidential nomination.
The Roemer-Americans Elect model for fixing democracy: bread and circuses.
P.S. Even the offer of free swag isn’t attracting voters to the Roemer-Americans Elect spectacle. Since I last looked early this morning, Roemer’s gotten:
8 more votes in California
2 more votes in Texas
3 more votes in New York
8 more votes in Louisiana
5 more votes in Florida
2 more votes in Illinois
2 more votes in Massachusetts
5 more votes in Washington State
4 more votes in Ohio
3 more votes in Pennsylvania
Believe it or not, that’s an acceleration for Buddy Roemer, so someone’s happy with the cheap t-shirt or keychain, but it isn’t too many someones, and nowhere near the number of supporters Buddy Roemer or any other Americans Elect candidate needs to succeed.
The Roemer-Americans Elect effort will have to up the stakes to bring in more voters. Why not offer something more substantial in return, like a brand new car?