Bernie Sanders has become known for the being the presidential candidate who isn’t afraid to call himself a “socialist”. To the people who put the social in socialist, however, Sanders isn’t all that. The Socialist Worker writes, “By steering liberal and left supporters into a
Will Americans Elect Run a Presidential Candidate in 2016? What Americans Elect Does (and doesn’t) Say
Q. Are you supporting an independent candidate for President in 2016? A. No. Please do not assume that any of the signatories to the Change the Rule letter are committed to voting for an independent candidate in 2016. Individually, we may each decide that the
During its nine-year history, the privatized-presidential-election corporation called Americans Elect has taken on many names: Americans Elect, Change the Rule, Level the Playing Field, Unity08, Unity12 Task Force. In a post yesterday about the group’s resurrection for 2016, I noted how its recent activity featured
(Tip of the pen to Richard Winger for getting me started down this path.) Earlier this year Americans Elect leaders popped up with a new organization, a new name (“Level the Playing Field”), and two mysterious payments from that group. The first mysterious payment was made
In a February post this year I noted that Americans Elect leadership had popped up yet again with a new name: “Level the Playing Field.” At least two mysteries surrounded the Americans Elect group, which has petitioned the FEC to allow one and only one third-party candidate
Is The World Ready For Michael Oatman for President? Is Michael Oatman For President Ready For The World?
Michael Oatman wasn’t always with the Green Party. In 2008, he ran for President as a Democrat. Who knows what party Oatman will run with this time?
“Embrace The Irony.” Remember that phrase? It was the phrase that Lawrence Lessig used to launch a big-money-gathering political action committee called the MayDay Super PAC in 2014. The publicly declared purpose of the big-money MayDay Super PAC was to … wait for it …
The return of Americans Elect as the Level the Playing Field Foundation signifies plans for the 2016 presidential election that bear watching, especially considering the deep pockets of Level the Playing Field’s chairman and sole funder, the private wealth investment tycoon Peter Ackerman. The point
Americans Elect has returned in a new guise. The corporation that started as Unity08, sought to direct its own privatized presidential nomination in 2008 and 2012, and failed in those bids due to a lack of public support is now regathering its staff and reintroducing itself as
A tip of the pen to Richard Winger of Ballot Access News, who broke the leading edge of this story: Americans Elect is back. The Wall Street-funded corporation that sought to run its own privatized candidate in the 2008 and 2012 U.S. presidential elections has
The American Independent Party has served as a means for the advancement of cruel, regressive politicians in the past. Will it do so again in the presidential election of 2016?