How does one Americans Elect draft committee called “The Committee to Get Walker Running,” representing a Americans Elect presidential candidate named David Walker, manage to get 5 big media mentions in one day (#1 | #2 | #3 | #4 | #5)? I mean, there are 432 other Americans Elect draft committees out there trying to get attention too. How does the Draft Walker Committee manage the trick, especially if, as it says, it’s just two weeks old and utterly not related to anybody, just a bunch of earnest kids? How does this one candidate get so much media attention like – snap! – that?
And what did all that big media access get David Walker?
Last night, there were 261 people voting for David Walker for President on the Americans Elect system. Tonight, after the David Walker campaign’s biggest media day ever, there are 293 people voting for David Walker for President. At this rate, David Walker will earn a spot on the 2012 Americans Elect presidential ballot some time in 2013.
What David Walker’s selling — a Pete Peterson brand of cuts to Medicare, Medicaid and Social Security while America’s richest earn ever more — the American people aren’t buying. Inside connections can get an aspiring politician plenty of notice. But all the connections in the world can’t buy people’s minds.