Yesterday, Jill Stein announced that, in cooperation with the New Mexico Green Party, her campaign had successfully gathered more than enough signatures to get the Green Party on the ballot in New Mexico. She did so without accepting any corporate support. Jill Stein is showing that Rocky Anderson was wrong – an alternative presidential candidate does not need to run into the arms of big corporate money to gain ballot access.
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
Rocky Anderson has only 831 supporters on Americans Elect. 831 people, from across the entire United States of America. So, Rocky Anderson sold out to corporate America, and he failed to wrangle any political advantage out of the deal. That’s about the worst kind of campaign failure I can imagine.