This Just In: did you know that Newt Gingrich is impressed with himself?
Double Down, a newly released book by Mark Halperin and John Heilemann, is filled with a fair amount of stale information about the presidential election of 2012. If you look hard enough, however, you’ll find some information that is both interesting and [...]
It would be unwise at this moment to claim certain knowledge, but only an idiot could fail to see the grounds for allegations of profound corruption on the part of Ron Paul. [...]
Roll Call shares the news that former congressman Bob Dold will be running to take back the seat he lost to Democrat Brad Schneider in 2012. As a member of Congress, Bob Dold specialized in the filing of bills that would suspend or eliminate fees on for the importation of various foreign chemicals. On just [...]
As you may recall, from 2010 to 2012 the Americans Elect corporation operated an effort to try and elect its own candidate for President of the United States via a privatized selection run by a corporate board. That effort failed dismally despite repeated national promotion due to the lack of interest and support of the [...]
Washington, DC was the home of Americans Elect, the corporate enterprise that attempted to elect a president friendly to finance capital in 2012. Former junk bond prince Peter Ackerman housed the political corporation’s headquarters a mere block away from the White House.
I write in the past tense because Americans Elect exists only in the [...]
When the choose-whichever-pro-Wall-Street-candidate-you-want presidential campaign corporation called Americans Elect made its public debut in the summer of 2011, it pledged to the American people that “We don’t promote any issues, ideology, or candidates. None of our funding comes from special interests or lobbyists.” See this snippet from its home page:
Special interest, according to [...]
Despite its repeated call for donations, Americans Elect never really had its hands on that much actual money. One man, the self-appointed Americans Elect Chairman Peter Ackerman, apparently donated $8 million to get the group started. But as the corporation’s recently disclosed Form 990 reveals, despite paying $1,118,598 million in fundraising fees Americans Elect only [...]
Back in August 2012, the privatized-presidential-election corporation Americans Elect sent out a Mission Report to its large donors, its board of directors, its staff and its advisors. Americans Elect failed to share that report with its own delegates or the American public. Fortunately, Americans Elect advisor David King agreed to slip me his personal copy, [...]
As I read through and scan in a paper copy of the Americans Elect Mission Report, I’m tickled by the story Americans Elect is telling about itself, tickled by the inability of Americans Elect staffers to tell a story straight. Even in a document sent only to Americans Elect insiders and boosters, the privatized-presidential-election corporation [...]
Americans Elect made a long post-failure Mission Report available to its large donors, its Board of Directors and its Board of Advisors, but it didn’t make the report available to the public, to small donors, or to its rank-and-file delegate membership, the ones that it said were its “true boss.”
Fortunately, Board of Advisors [...]