Americans Elect spent $35 million to get a credible third-party candidate on the 2012 presidential ballot, round up 420,000 online delegates, and bring a new breed of independent, direct democracy to America's two-party system. Early Tuesday morning, the group said everything has gone according to plan, except for one small detail: They don't have a candidate. Monday at midnight was the deadline for the competing candidates to get enough online votes — at least 10,000 — to qualify for the group's online convention in June.
Is there a new factor to pencil in when analyzing the upcoming 2012 Presidential election? Third parties in America have tended to boil down to Quixotic ventures because the American political system is so stacked — rigged, actually... Read Post
In any other election, the third-party candidates would be applauded by millions of Americans and even get their votes, and deserve to get their votes. But this election is not that election. Romney has made sure of that. Read Post