The Mayday Super PAC, which has asked for big money donations in the name of stopping big money donations (“embrace the irony”), has marketed itself as something new and innovative, right down to the use of hipster indie millenial movement phrases like “kickstart” and “leap” and “change the story.” Given the vocabulary of Mayday PAC’s [...]
2012 saw the rise of Americans Elect, a corporation that planned to manage the election of its own “centrist” presidential candidate, thanks to insider connections and large cash flows from undisclosed sources. 2012 also saw Americans Elect’s demise, when American citizens elected to stay away from Americans Elect and refused to participate after finding out [...]
In a late 2012 Boston Globe article, Americans Elect leader Dan Winslow revealed the group’s plans for 2014:
The ad campaign in Maine represents a new mission for Americans Elect, which formed initially to advance a third-party candidate in the presidential race. That effort fell apart in May, and the group has reconstituted itself to [...]
In the leadup to 2008 and 2012, the effort to elect a corporate presidential candidate through a privatized, corporate-controlled election began with a series of planted letters to the editor or op-ed pieces or TV interviews in which “opinion leaders” spoke of supposed “centrist” yearnings in the heartland and their discovery of the exciting new [...]
Americans Elect has a neutrality policy for itself as a collectivity and for its directors, officers and paid staff.
Does Americans Elect support any candidate?
No. Americans Elect, its directors, officers, and paid staff do not and will not support or oppose any particular candidate…
Rule 10.0 Free Speech and Neutrality. Until [...]
Since its founding in 2010, the 501c4 corporation called No Labels has refused to identify the names of its funders. Mock-interviewing No Labels co-founder Mark McKinnon on his comedy show this week, Stephen Colbert asked him about No Labels’ cash supply:
Stephen Colbert: Do you guys have money? Do you guys have cash? ‘Cause you’ve [...]
Update, 2/27: Given the latest MSNBC discussion touching on Americans Elect with Mark McKinnon, John Lumea points out, I’ve asked MSNBC administration to respond to this information:
To whom it may concern,
As documented here…
… during the month of February 2012, Mark McKinnon has appeared on at least 4 MSNBC shows and [...]
Apart from the propriety of Americans Elect communicating in glowing terms about one of its draft presidential candidates, I have a broader curiosity about who’s talking about this heretofore obscure individual as a contender for the most powerful position on the planet.
To find out, I’m taking to Twitter. The micro-mention online social media website [...]
Did Elliot Ackerman and Mark McKinnon just play TV personality Chuck Todd for a chump? Or was Chuck Todd trying to chump the American people too?
On MSNBC yesterday, Chuck Todd invited Elliot Ackerman, COO of the privatized presidential nomination corporation Americans Elect, to come onto his shown and talk about possible presidential candidates. Todd [...]
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 says it doesn’t “support or oppose any particular candidate” for President in 2012. But Americans Elect Leader Mark McKinnon just went on MSNBC to declare that Mitt Romney is lacking in the testicular department. What do you call that? [...]