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? [...]
In its latest piece of press release “news,” the 501c4 corporation to nominate a presidential candidate called Americans Elect shares the considered analysis of one Mark McKinnon, described by Americans Elect as a “Columnist” and a “political media strategist”:
But the way we find our leaders is an unpredictable thing, says political media strategist Mark [...]
In addition to being a top political operative, Mark McKinnon is on the list of Official Advisors to Americans Elect, the first-ever corporate effort to run a private nomination for President of the United States.
On September 4 2011, Mark McKinnon interrupted moderator David Gregory on Meet the Press to insert an advertisement for the [...]
Americans Elect is a 501c4 corporation founded last year and headquartered inside the Washington DC beltway that does not disclose the identity of the people who are funding it.
No Labels is also a 501c4 corporation founded last year and headquartered inside the Washington DC beltway that does not disclose the identity of the [...]