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Flaming Out, Draft Walker Campaign tries to Jump on Slightly Less Flaming Buddy Roemer Campaign

Out of three originally scheduled ballots, there is only one ballot left in the Americans Elect presidential primary process, because no candidate to date has qualified. The privatize-social-security draft candidate David Walker is painfully far behind. In order to get on the Americans Elect ballot, the rules stipulate a candidate must obtain 1,000 votes of [...]

Buddy Roemer Won’t Be the Arithmetic President

One of Buddy Roemer’s latest tweets sounds fairly optimistic for a presidential candidate who has been working to get people to vote for him on Americans Elect for three months and who has less than a month to go:

Thing is, Buddy Roemer’s not actually “1/3 of the way there,” because to get on [...]

Buddy Roemer Buying Votes in the Americans Elect Presidential Nomination With “Swag”

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?

Buy votes with “swag.” Tip of the pen to [...]

NPR Audience Doesn’t Go With the Buddy Roemer Flow

As week after week after week passes, initial moderate flows of support to Americans Elect candidates have slowed to tepid streams and finally down to a meager trickle.

This past Saturday, AE Transparency compiled statistics on how close drafted and declared candidates in the Americans Elect system have come to reaching the ballot access [...]

Neutrality? Americans Elect Leader Tweets His Heart Out for Buddy Roemer

Update, April 3 2012: some time in the last two days, Americans Elect revised its Who We Are web page to remove reference to Lawrence Lessig as part of its “Leadership.” He is now listed there as a member of an official board of Americans Elect, without any reference to him being in “Leadership.”

Does [...]

Buddy Roemer Defends Americans Elect Against Reality

Yesterday, Facebook User AE Transparency got into an exchange with Buddy Roemer, a politician who first left the Democratic party and then left the Republican presidential race and now is running as an Americans Elect candidate. AE Transparency asked:

AE Transparency: Mr. Roemer, concerns that Americans Elect Corporation is a hedge fund and junk bond-funded [...]

Fictional Character Leaps Past Buddy Roemer in Low-Turnout Americans Elect Candidate Qualification Vote

“Let it be recorded that at 3:05 p.m. ET on February 16, mock conservative commentator Stephen Colbert passed Buddy Roemer, the former congressman, governor of Louisiana and bona fide presidential candidate, as the sixth most popular ‘draft candidate’ of Americans Elect.” — Jonathan Tilove, New Orleans Times-Picayune

It’s bad news for a politician when he [...]

Americans Elect Officer Stages Promotional Videos with Buddy Roemer

Americans Elect is not supposed to be in the business of communicating or acting in favor of any presidential campaign. But the corporation just can’t help itself. Its latest act is to stage a fake video q-and-a session with Republican Buddy Roemer, asking questions to which it and Roemer already know the answers. [...]

Bernie Sanders within 50 of knocking Buddy Roemer off Americans Elect Preferred List. What Next?

Americans Elect, the privatized presidential nominating corporation, has made a point of giving Buddy Roemer favor since it started tracking presidential contenders two months ago. Roemer got the official “Top National Match” spot with prominent mention and an extra-large glowing graphic shortly after Roemer made an appearance at an Americans Elect event and shortly before [...]

Bernie Sanders on Track to Overtake Americans Elect Favored Buddy Roemer. What Then?

The privatized presidential nomination system called Americans Elect has erased all trace of it, but it’s important to note recent history:

In early November, Republican presidential candidate Buddy Roemer made an appearance at an Americans Elect event. Shortly after that, Americans Elect promoted Buddy Roemer’s candidacy, making public its “finding” that Buddy Roemer is the [...]

After Buddy Roemer Announces, who’s listening to whom? Americans Elect Twitter Network, 12-2011

Time 1. Buddy Roemer makes an appearance at an Americans Elect promotional event.

Time 2. Americans Elect presents its finding that Buddy Roemer is the American politician who has the best “National Match” with the will of the American people.

Time 3. Buddy Roemer announces that he will be running for nomination as President [...]