I read about this yesterday and must admit, I felt optimistic for the first time in a long time.
Anyone else think a centrist candidate outside the 2-party system, nominated by the PEOPLE, is a smart idea?
Why or why not?
http://www.nytimes.com/2011/07/24/opini … edman.html
I don't think it would work. In our system, the coalition building always happens before the election. Unless it got some huge infusion of cash from somewhere, I think it would be a small party that never gains power.
Ironic, since most Americans are in the center...but...
I'm personally hoping that the GOP nominates some crazy, right-wing loon like Perry or Bachmann, he/she gets trounced in the polls, and they return to the center, so we can have meaningful debates on policy again. It's been a long time.
That's the wild thing about Americans Elect.
This movement IS being funded -- in significantly large $$ amounts.
What I read said that big name donors are maintaining their privacy (for obvious reasons).
There is a lot of disenchantment with Obama, and not all of it can be blamed on the Tea Party influence on Congress.
Third-party "spoilers" have had an impact on elections in the past (although I don't any,including Perot) have actually "lost" an election for anyone.
It's an interesting concept, anyway.
with the country so divided it may catch on..
Yes, an interesting concept.
I wonder if it actually got steam how it would really change things.
I'm not sure I'd want yet another party to the right of Obama - to me, he's already quite far enough to the right - but maybe that's just me.
http://www.sacbee.com/2011/09/25/393384 … -flop.html
Here. This expands a little more on who is behind the movement.
well i read the article and no one knows who is donating and who is the candidate yet.
as long as it isn't Ralph Nader again,I'll be happy..
Is he even still around?
I would be excited if it were Bloomberg.
Or I just saw tonight a "Draft Matt Damon" post.
Now that would be a good choice!!
He wrote a book called How the Rich Can Save America (or something like that)...saw him on a panel with Ted Turner.
The thing is.....I voted for him--was sick of both "corporate parties". But til the day my dad died, he always said: "Thanks a lot...you helped elect Bush."
Vote of conscience???? And look at the result.
I don't get that logic.
Gore still won the popular vote.
If your dad wanted to blame anyone try katherine harris or the SCOTUSl]
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