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Neutrality? Americans Elect Leader Mark McKinnon Expresses Support for Presidential bid of fellow Americans Elect Leader David Walker

Talk about inside games.

Despite bylaws and handbooks written by Americans Elect forbidding the Americans Elect organization, its leadership and its staffers from speaking or acting to promote a presidential candidate, it was confirmed earlier today that a day after David Walker was introduced to the country as an Americans Elect presidential contender, Americans Elect [...]

Americans Elect Misses its First Benchmark on November 6

Apart from the question of whether it’s a good idea for Americans Elect to run its own private, corporate-run presidential nomination in 2012, there’s the question of whether Americans Elect can technically and organizationally pull the effort off. There’s not much time between now and April 17 2012, when according to its most recently released [...]

Competing Biographies of Americans Elect Leadership: Can This Presidential Effort Contain Multitudes?

What life stories shall we tell of the two primary leaders of a new political party determined to put its own candidates in the White House?

When describing Peter Ackerman (the sole funder, Chairman and President of Americans Elect), it is accurate to describe him as a business libertarian sitting on the board of the [...]

Puns: Awful, Except When Spoken By High Society Brits?

That seems to be the implicit conclusion of Joseph Tartakovsky, who writes an essay in today’s New York Times giving a belly-slam to people who drop puns… unless they are members of British upper-class society. Tartakovsky drops hoity Brit names like an Anglophile on speed in mumsy’s drawing room: P.G. Wodehouse, Countess Margot Asquith, Archbishop [...]

Sarah Palin, Just Like You, Spends $150,000 on Clothes

The Republicans are marketing Sarah Palin as someone who is just like you. So why is it that they spent one hundred and fifty thousand dollars to make her look like someone who has more money than you could ever dream of?

The John McCain campaign has used its donations to pay for Sarah Palin [...]

Oh Dear Me, Not An Educated President!

We need more leaders who are able to speak and think with complexity, not simpletons whose idea of leadership is to wink and nod and say “Gosh darn it!” with a folksy accent. [...]