When the choose-whichever-pro-Wall-Street-candidate-you-want presidential campaign corporation called Americans Elect made its public debut in the summer of 2011, it pledged to the American people that “We don’t promote any issues, ideology, or candidates. None of our funding comes from special interests or lobbyists.” See this snippet from its home page:
Special interest, according to [...]
There’s a lot going on this week with Americans Elect, the 501c4 corporation that aims to have its own candidate elected President of the United States in 2012. Let’s nail down one small part of the big picture today.
Thanks go out to Matea Gold and the Los Angeles Times for pointing me to a [...]
Americans Elect, a 501c4 corporation working to arrange the election of its own presidential ticket in 2012, has rolled out its publicity campaign today with a piece written by New York Times columnist Thomas Friedman. Friedman wrote his column after being invited by Americans Elect to tour “its swank offices, financed with some serious hedge-fund [...]
“None of our funding comes from special interests or lobbyists.” — Americans Elect, July 2011 Special Interest. Noun. an individual, group, or corporation having a special interest in usually a particular part of the economy and receiving or seeking through political pressure special advantages from the government often to the detriment of the general welfare [...]
Americans Elect wants to elect your next President of the United States, the most powerful person in the world. But it will keep the identity of some of its funders a secret. Is that a good idea? What can you do about it? [...]
I’ve been doing my best to understand Americans Elect by going direct to the source, but they haven’t made it easy. The 501c4 corporation, which has a goal of electing its own candidates for President and Vice President of the United States in 2012, has been reaching out to well-heeled and exclusive audiences in private [...]