The emerging media consensus about why Americans Elect failed is wrong. Media analysts — from Linda Feldman to Will Marshall to Noreen Malone — have declared that the corporate-presidential nominating system’s death came from not having a position or a candidate and instead building a blank platform that anyone could use. The emerging media consensus [...]
The campaign to Draft David Walker for President is an awfully strange one in many ways, right down to David Walker himself making an appearance on national TV to declare that he wasn’t running for president, and he wasn’t encouraging anyone to vote for him for president, except back when he repeatedly did, but anyway [...]
Number of Twitter Posts (tweets) featuring the phrase “This Slut” between March 21 and March 25 2012: 356
Number of these tweets uttering the anti-Limbaugh protest meme “This Slut Votes“: 2
Number of these tweets declaring some particular woman or another to be “This Slut”: 354
Was Rush Limbaugh really an aberration? Can someone remind [...]
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 [...]
Update, 6:53 pm: At the end of the event, the succinct answer to the title of this post is “unfortunately not.” Stick a fork in Americans Elect: with its failure to change, it seems pretty much done. [...]
Update, 2/12/2012 @9:18PM: The Short Answer is “No.” The long answer is that Americans Elect refused to answer any probing, difficult questions. The affair, unfortunately, was a public relations event, not a democratic one. See details here.
There’s a 501c4 corporation and political party on the national scene that has been mum on many matters. [...]