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Sunday, January 15, 2012

‘Americans Elect’ - Third Party Presidential Game-Changer?

‘Americans Elect’ - Third Party Presidential Game-Changer?

No Wonder Obama Is Confident Of Re-Election!

By Dell Hill

If you’ve wondered how President Barack Obama feels so comfortable about being re-elected come November, wonder no more.

"Ballot access" group Americans Elect: a thinly-disguised, Axelrod-ian attempt to have Jon Huntsman run third party?

by directorblue

Depending upon whom you believe, a group called Americans Elect is a nefarious effort to split either the Democrat or the Republican electorate.

Americans Elect, a privately financed group attempting to run a major third-party candidate for the White House, won a spot on California's 2012 ballot Monday, a milestone in its quest to give voters an alternative to President Obama and his Republican challenger.

California is the 12th state to award Americans Elect a ballot line in the 2012 presidential race.  The group hopes its ticket will appear on the ballot in all 50 states.  To earn its place on the California ballot, Americans Elect submitted the signatures of more than 1 million registered voters...

...So far, the only well-known figure to express interest in the Americans Elect ballot line is former Louisiana Gov. Buddy Roemer, whose run for the Republican presidential nomination has sputtered.  Party organizers are hoping a more viable — and preferably wealthy — candidate will emerge, such as New York Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg.

The group has raised a tremendous amount of money -- reportedly, $30 million -- in short order, which begs the question: who is behind Americans Elect?

Americans Elect's chairman is Peter Ackerman, who was right-hand man to junk-bond trader Michael Milken at Drexel Burnham Lambert in the 1980s.  That could leave the impression of Wall Street backing at a time when the finance industry is unpopular.

Despite Americans Elect's assertions that the group is not a front for leftists bent on splitting the GOP vote, a commenter at National Journal describes it as a stealth effort to have Jon Huntsman run as an independent.”

Doug has more on this extremely important story.  Read it all by clicking right here.

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