Skip to comments.The Americans Elect Threat
Posted on 12/14/2011 10:21:10 AM PST by Fred
President Obama's re-election team is keeping a wary eye on a group pledging to put an independent ticket on the ballot in next year's elections, top Democratic strategists hinted Tuesday.
In a meeting with reporters, Obama campaign manager Jim Messina and top strategist David Axelrod said they expected the group, Americans Elect, to be on the ballot in most states next year. And though the group says it will use the most open, democratic process possible to select a nominee, Obama's campaign is questioning both their means and motives.
Americans Elect will allow any registered voter to cast a ballot in an online national primary. But those candidates must be approved by a Candidate Certification Committee, which will judge each applicant's capability of performing the duties of office. That got the Obama campaign's attention.
"You have to get approved by a council of elders deal," Messina told reporters Tuesday. Added Axelrod: "It's like uber-democracy meets backroom bosses. An amalgam of both."
(Excerpt) Read more at decoded.nationaljournal.com ...
“Americans Elect was formed by many of the individuals who were
responsible for a previous attempt to nominate an internet
candidate, Unity 08, and has substantially identical goals for
the 2012 presidential election cycle.
The Chief Executive Officer (CEO) is Kahlil Byrd, and the
chairman is Peter Ackerman. The Chief Technology Officer (CTO)
is Joshua S. Levine. The Chief Operating Officer (COO) is
Elliot Ackerman, son of Peter Ackerman. Tom Sansonetti and
Chris Arterton are co-chairs of the rules committee.
Wendy Drake is the (Chief Leadership Officer). Sarah Malm
(Chief Communications Officer) and Daniel Winslow (Chief Legal
Counsel) are listed as senior staff.
Americans Elect’s web site (retrieved 2011-09-24) lists Kellen
Arno as National Field Director and Michael Arno as Ballot
Access Advisor for Americans Elect. Michael Arno is the
president of Arno Political Consultants.”
More. AmericansElect = Unity08
“Unity08, the brainchild of former GOP consultant Doug Bailey and Democrats Hamilton Jordan and Gerald Rafshoon, onetime aides to President Jimmy Carter, “
I just did their poll, the votes are real bad news for Obama. It will take votes away from the DIMS.
ty for the intel
here is a real journalist on this Soros org
Usually, the strongest third-party presidential candidate takes votes from the incumbent party. In 2000, when the president was a Democrat, Ralph Nader got almost 3%, helping Bush win. In 1992, when a Republican ran for re-election, Perot ran as an independent. The majority of his supporters were usually Republicans. Perot got 19%, and he helped Clinton win.
In 2012, it might be different. Gov. Buddy Roemer, a conservative Republican, said that he might run for Americans Elect.
A once in a lifetime situation where voting for Hillary Clinton would be the patriotic thing to do.