What Brought the Green Party and the Libertarian Party Together? This Wall Street Tycoon’s Lawsuit…
Peter Ackerman has a flair for timing.
The former Michael Milken acolyte and Wall Street tycoon, who maintains a guarded set of offices one block away from the White House, has managed to make a political splash just as members of Congress head for the exit, just as cable news channels start covering shark attacks again, and just as media pundits look for a news story, any news story, to include in their next political column.
Here’s the political splash: the Wall Street tycoon and the Libertarian Party have joined up with the Green Party to file a joint lawsuit against the Federal Election Commission and, through them, the Commission on Presidential Debates. You read that right: Peter Ackerman, on behalf of Americans Elect and his new organization Level the Playing Field, filed a lawsuit today (June 22, 2015) along with the left-leaning Green Party and the me-leaning Libertarian Party. The goal: change the rules for the presidential debates in 2016.
There are a lot of interesting details in the text of that lawsuit, and I’ll have something to say about it over the next few days, but for tonight let me just share the link so you can read it for yourself. Read the full text of the lawsuit here — and please tell me what you think.