Bloomberg has his work cut out for him if it's just an exercise in cutting checks. Few are brave enough to cross the aisle, even when there's a clear national or constituent imperative.
The leaders of Concerned Youth of America are likely all wonderful, well-meaning people. They may vote for Democrats and Republicans both, but that does not make them the political middle. What unites this supposed "center" is its haughty elitism.
Americans Elect's proclaimed goal of bringing bipartisanship to the White House is admirable. But a bipartisanship ticket is a naive and misguided approach.
It was a somewhat eclectic week in politics. The House -- in one of their rare moments when they actually meet and attempt to get something done -- passed a bunch of bills which have exactly zero chance of becoming law. Well, at least they had fun, right?
"Let's make history!" concluded Wachtel (in the emailed version of the statement). You know ... maybe someday! As long as
Americans Elect was never a grassroots movement. At best, it was a well-funded organization in which a number of elites could dream up a fake democratic process and pretend they were above the silly infighting of the plebes.
The cognoscenti so dismissive of American Elects' efforts merely smirk, mocking the truth many of us consider self-evident: Our partisan duopoly continues to fail us.
Per Bernstein: You probably haven't been paying much attention to the Nebraska GOP Senate primary (there is one, and it's
The second example was financial reform. The president sat back and let Congress pass Dodd-Frank, which addresses neither
[Would you like to follow me on Twitter? Because why not?] ___________ When we last looked at Walker's Americans Elect page
Even if the Americans Elect nominee figured out how to defeat Obama and Mitt Romney, the centrist president would still have the same Congress stymied by a Republican Party that values purity of essence more than progress.
Troiano, it should be noted, still avidly supports Americans Elect and their larger effort, and keeps his work for Walker