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Americans Elect

Time for a Serious Third Party Candidate

Laurence J. Kotlikoff | Posted 06.10.2012 | Politics
Laurence J. Kotlikoff

Now that the presidential race has come down to a choice between two candidates that most Americans don't love, representing two parties that most Americans don't like, it's time to consider an alternative -- a serious third-party candidate. I'm such a candidate.

Gail Collins' Worst Column

Laurence J. Kotlikoff | Posted 06.01.2012 | Politics
Laurence J. Kotlikoff

Gail Collins calls Americans Elect "the worst idea." Gail is a terrific columnist, one of my favorites. But she's clearly terrified that President Obama will lose the election to Mitt Romney.

Jason Linkins

Americans Elect Having Trouble Finding Americans Who Want To Elect | Jason Linkins | Posted 03.27.2012 | Politics

Americans Elect, as you likely already know, is a goofy, secretive little group with a unique view on how to go about starting a third-party candidacy...

Americans Elect: The Future of U.S. Democracy

Michael Eisner | Posted 05.20.2012 | Politics
Michael Eisner

America has always prided itself on being a forward-looking nation. Yet our election system is mired in the past. We can rescue our election system from the horse-and-buggy era and infuse it with the dynamism of our digital age. It's happening now.

My VP Pick: Former Vice Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, Ret. Admiral Williams Owens

Laurence J. Kotlikoff | Posted 05.05.2012 | Politics
Laurence J. Kotlikoff

As indicated in prior blogs and on, I'm running for president on the Americans Elect platform. (If you would like to support my...

Americans Elect

Jerry Jasinowski | Posted 05.05.2012 | Politics
Jerry Jasinowski

I believe the polarization of our political system poses a real threat to the integrity of our government. To the extent Americans Elect steer the system back to the political mainstream, it is a worthy undertaking.

Political Experiment Stands To Gain From Public Fury

AP | By BRIAN BAKST | Posted 03.03.2012 | Politics

ST. PAUL, Minn. -- They stand to gain from public fury over partisan gridlock in Washington. They're already assured a presidential ballot line in 17 ...

Jason Linkins

Is Olympia Snowe Bound For A White House Run In 2012? | Jason Linkins | Posted 04.30.2012 | Politics

If it seems odd that anyone would seriously expect an Olympia Snowe candidacy to set the world on fire, well... you haven't met Americans Elect yet.

GOP Presidential Candidate Makes Major Announcement

AP/The Huffington Post | Posted 02.22.2012 | Politics

BATON ROUGE, La. -- Former Louisiana Gov. Charles "Buddy" Roemer is abandoning his bid to win the Republican presidential nomination and will instead ...

The Radical Center We Don't Need

Robert Kuttner | Posted 04.20.2012 | Politics
Robert Kuttner

A secretive independent party financed by hedge fund and private equity plutocrats is not only a blight on the democratic process. It could end up being a dangerous wild card in a momentous election.

Group Left High And Dry

Politico | Kenneth P. Vogel & Abby Phillip | Posted 03.14.2012 | Politics

A new group that hopes to tap into a rising appetite for a third-party presidential challenger has discovered that $30 million in secret cash can buy ...

Saki Knafo

Could Voter Dissatisfaction Pave The Way For A Third-Party Candidate? | Saki Knafo | Posted 01.11.2012 | Politics

Gary Johnson, once the Republican governor of New Mexico, is now campaigning for the Libertarian Party's nomination for president. Ron Paul is still r...

Early Summer 2012 and Americans Elect

Curtis Gans | Posted 02.28.2012 | Politics
Curtis Gans

This time the conventional wisdom may turn out to be wrong, and the independent candidacies the Americans Elect online delegates select might win.

My 2011 "McLaughlin Awards" [Part 2]

Chris Weigant | Posted 02.24.2012 | Politics
Chris Weigant

This year we turn to the Democrats to find the winner of Destined For Political Stardom. If Elizabeth Warren manages to wrest Teddy Kennedy's old Senate seat away from the Republican usurper, she will indeed be on the road to Democratic stardom.

Potentially Game-Changing New Political Party Qualifies For California Ballot

Aaron Sankin | Posted 12.22.2011 | San Francisco

Earlier this week, the privately funded political group Americans Elect scored a spot on the California ballot in the 2012 presidential election by su...

Christina Wilkie

Lynn de Rothschild Backs Jon Huntsman And Americans Elect, But Shows No Signs Of Mixing The Two | Christina Wilkie | Posted 12.19.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- As much of the country fixates on Iowa for the next two weeks, former Utah Gov. Jon Huntsman is preparing to make his stand in New Hamps...

Absent IRS Action, Secretly-Funded Political Party Could Decide Outcome Of Presidential Election

Fred Wertheimer | Posted 02.16.2012 | Politics
Fred Wertheimer

We have been writing to the IRS for more than a year urging the agency to take action to prevent political groups from misusing the tax laws to hide the donors financing their campaign activities.

The Delusion of a Radical Center

Robert Kuttner | Posted 02.17.2012 | Politics
Robert Kuttner

A well-funded, faux-reformist group known as Americans Elect is promoting a third party presidential candidacy and anticipates qualifying its candidate to be on the ballot in nearly all states.

Americans Elect: Who Are the Wizards Behind the Curtain?

Peter D. Rosenstein | Posted 02.14.2012 | Politics
Peter D. Rosenstein

Americans Elect might be a good idea if it were operated in an open and transparent fashion. But this is not the case and I would suggest that people be very.

2012: The Year of the Independent?

Lynn Forester de Rothschild | Posted 02.04.2012 | Politics
Lynn Forester de Rothschild

In an environment of unprecedented political gridlock in Washington and broad-based dissatisfaction with the leading candidates of both parties, 2012 may finally be the year when an independent candidate becomes president of the United States.

Jason Linkins

Buddy Roemer Throws In His Lot With Americans Elect -- Which Is A Huge Mistake | Jason Linkins | Posted 12.02.2011 | Politics

Yesterday, while helping the media to divine the truth as to whether or not Jon Huntsman intends to mount an independent run for the presidency (he do...

Third Party Makes 2012 Colorado Ballot

Posted 11.30.2011 | Denver

Americans Elect, a group dedicated to nominating an independent presidential candidate, announced yesterday they had secured a spot on the 2012 Colora...

Change or Be Changed

Christopher Holshek | Posted 01.23.2012 | Impact
Christopher Holshek

We Americans have a lot to be thankful for. As a land of inordinate opportunities, our success has not been because we're really any better than anyone else -- but we have been luckier.

The False Promise of a Third-Party Candidacy

Bill Schneider | Posted 01.21.2012 | Politics
Bill Schneider

Is there a market for a third party candidate in 2012? Absolutely. Self-described Independent voters are a growing category, more numerous than either Democrats or Republicans, according to Gallup.

Cut the Comedy

Al Checchi | Posted 01.06.2012 | Politics
Al Checchi

It's true that our politicians are providing a lot of great material for Jon Stewart, Steve Colbert, and our stable of late-night talk show hosts, but isn't it time we cut the comedy and usher these clowns off the national stage?