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Another Unity08 Old Hand at Americans Elect: Roger Craver

As Americans Elect readies itself for a public launch in the Spring of 2011, some people may say to themselves, “Boy, this sounds more than little bit like the old Unity08.” There’s a reason for that: Americans Elect is a continuation of the the old Unity08. Although the two groups have different names, there is […]

Bloomberg Consultant Predicts 2012 Presidential Run By “Fed Up Businessperson”

In a little-noticed Washington Post end-of-year piece, Douglas Schoen answered the question, “What Will Be 2011’s Biggest Political Surprise?,” with the following prediction:

The biggest political surprise of 2011 will be the emergence of a potentially serious third-party candidate for president in 2012. There is simply too much dissatisfaction with Washington and with our political […]

Americans Elect Conversion to 501c4 Status Contradicts a Long-Avowed Political Purpose

In the last month, Americans Elect has reorganized itself as a IRS Section 501(c)4 corporation. 501(c)4 corporations do not have to disclose the sources of their money, a tactical advantage but an ethical disadvantage in a democracy. But IRS Section 501(c)4 corporations must have “social welfare” as their primary purpose, and cannot have the pursuit […]

Americans Elect could be just what America needs in 2012

The 29 articles written to date at Irregular Times on the resurrection of Unity08 as Americans Elect are not intended as criticism. Rather, the information provided and questions raised within them are intended to raise the profile of this private corporation cum political party as it quietly works behind the scenes to nominate and elect […]

Michael Bloomberg Considering a Hop on the Americans Elect Wagon for 2012

New York Magazine’s John Heilemann spoke to Michael Bloomberg aide Kevin Sheekey in October and reports that the New York City mayor’s office has strong interest in using an Americans Elect presidential ballot line to run for President in 2012.

One key factor, now as three years ago, is Bloomberg’s ability to get onto the […]

Americans Elect Provides Second Revision of Goals, Dumping Poll-Based Decisionmaking

When Unity08 transformed itself into the Unity12 Task Force this April, it described itself in terms nearly identical to those of Unity08:

The goal of the Unity12 Task Force is to set the stage for an effort to nominate a Unity Ticket for President and Vice-President of the United States in 2012. This ticket will […]

Wall St. and Lobbyist Shill Sam Waterston At Stewart Rally

The John Stewart Rally To Restore Sanity And/Or Fear is featuring corporate spokesman Sam Waterston, who promoted the lobbyist power grab project of Unity08. What kind of “sanity” is he working to “restore”? […]

Americans Elect: It’s a [bloody useless] Trademark Now

In preparation for a launch of its mysterious not-a-party third-party presidential bid in the early months of 2011, Americans Elect has filed a trademark for the phrase “Americans Elect” as well as for a three-stars and two-bars logo design to be distributed on metal key chains.

The graphic trademark is nominally unique, if pretty […]

Nick Troiano of Unity08: Americans Elect Will Launch at the Start of 2011

As the new 3rd quarter report of Americans Elect reveals, Nick Troiano has been hired as Communications Manager for the political corporation, the goal of which is to elect its own presidential and vice presidential candidates to the White House in 2012. Troiano had a double relationship with Unity08; after being recruited as a high […]

With Americans Elect on the Sideline, Jokesters Hop on the Unity12 Memewagon

Americans Elect, the corporation with an aim of nominating its own candidates for President and Vice President of the United States in 2012, has remained silent for an unexpectedly long time. All of its activity, from declaring its existence as the Unity12 Task Force in April, to paying the legal bills of Unity08 in May, […]

By what standards will we judge Americans Elect?

Americans Elect is a Section 527 political corporation that began life earlier this year as the “Unity 12 task force,” a resurrection of the old Unity08 that declared its intention to:

1. Hold an online nomination to 2. Select a ticket for President and Vice President of the United States, 3. One of whom would […]