Americans Elect Rules 2.2.2 and 3.2.2 stipulate that any draft or declared presidential candidate wishing to qualify for any of its three rounds of presidential primary voting must obtain sufficient clicks of support on its website 7 days before a round of voting occurs. The
Since the morning of May 1, when Americans Elect was forced to cancel its first primary vote due to a very low participation rate, there have been just 72 posts on Twitter (“tweets”) using the hashtag #AmericansElect. Here’s a breakdown of the tweets by subject
The campaign to Draft David Walker for President is an awfully strange one in many ways, right down to David Walker himself making an appearance on national TV to declare that he wasn’t running for president, and he wasn’t encouraging anyone to vote for him
How does one Americans Elect draft committee called “The Committee to Get Walker Running,” representing a Americans Elect presidential candidate named David Walker, manage to get 5 big media mentions in one day (#1 | #2 | #3 | #4 | #5)? I mean, there
The Committee to Get Walker Running, a group trying to kick start a Draft David Walker for President campaign, has 10 public supporters on the morning of April 21 2012. This count comes from a causes.com web page prominently linked to on the front page
When it became clear that despite its money and inside connections Unity08 was not attracting popular support, its two chief leaders abandoned their pretense to not having a preferred presidential candidate and stepped down from Unity08 to start the Draft Bloomberg Committee. It turned out
In the last week, Americans Elect has quietly gone out of its way to change the ballot access terms for David Walker, a presidential candidate about whom Americans Elect has written glowingly and who also sits on its Board of Advisors. Why has Americans Elect gone to this trouble? Nobody knows.
I don’t know if you can believe anything Snooki says, but apparently she wants Donald Trump to run for President in 2012. If she really is one of them, the problem is that only 97 other people in America seem to agree. As of today,
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
In spring of 2011, the privatized presidential nominating corporation called Americans Elect released fundraising videos declaring its purpose: finding a presidential candidate to speak for the “sensible center.” By summer of 2011, Americans Elect had scrubbed all mention of its “sensible center” advocacy from its
There’s nothing more creepy than a political campaign that doesn’t know that it’s dead. That’s what’s happened to the Rocky Anderson for President campaign, though. He’s crossed over to the shadowy terrain of corporate politics, but he still thinks that he’s the same as he ever was. Rocky Anderson is like a zombie, shuffling and moaning, and trying to go through the motions, as if his campaign still has life in it, while everyone on the outside can see that it’s all over now.
Psst... what kind of person doesn't support pacifism?