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Americans Elect’s Imaginary Friend Pops Up to Change the Rule

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 into the presidential debates of 2016 (it just […]

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? […]

The MayDay Super PAC Returns

“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 … get rid of big-money-gathering political action committees. What could go […]

Where is the Level the Playing Field Foundation Registered as a Corporation?

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 at which Americans Elect began to noticeably move forward with […]

Renamed “Level the Playing Field,” Americans Elect outlines Presidential Plans for 2016: Debates

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 the Level the Playing Field Foundation under the […]

Americans Elect returns as the Level the Playing Field Foundation (and Mystery Follows)

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 changed its name to the “Level the Playing Field Foundation” […]

Alan Errol Spears Declares Presidential Campaign With American Independent Party

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? […]

Jill Stein Announces 2016 Green Party Presidential Campaign

For the last month, I have watched the Green Party allow itself to be represented by a series of mentally unbalanced presidential candidates. Today, those presidential candidates lost a big share of the spotlight. Jill Stein, the 2012 Green Party candidate for President, has announced the beginning of her 2016 presidential campaign. Officially, she is […]

Bush To Run For President – With The Green Party!

A month ago, I wrote of the extremely poor offering of presidential candidates presented by the Green Party so far. Midge Potts, conspiracy theorist sits next to Charles Brannan, who says he has been called by the Holy Spirit to run for President “to force this country back to it founding roots with God at […]

Nathan Norman, The Presidential Candidate Who Isn’t Running For President

Over the last few weeks, a person writing under the name “Citizen Norman” has popped up here now and again at Irregular Times, leaving comments indicating that he is running for the Libertarian Party presidential nomination in 2016.

Yesterday, Nathan Norman complained to Robert Milnes, a loose-tongued Green Party presidential candidate, that, “At least Mr […]

1787 for America winds down toward Oblivion

The nascent political party 1787 for America introduced itself in 2013 by promising it would provide an arena for populist, bottom-up participation in the choosing of the next President of the United States. Choose whomever you like — let the people decide, declared 1787 for America. But as with the billionaire-funded group Americans Elect, these […]