"Third Party" Americans Elect Tanks, No Candidate

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Aw, it seems like just yesterday the media was fawning all over those "sensible centrists"... I mean, what can you expect from a group whose shining star is Joe Lieberman?

Americans Elect, the deep-pocketed nonprofit group that set out to nominate a centrist third-party presidential ticket, admitted early Tuesday that its ballyhooed online nominating process had failed.

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The group had qualified for the general election ballot in 27 states, and had generated concern among Democrats and Republicans alike that it could wreak havoc on a close election between President Barack Obama and Mitt Romney.

But just after a midnight deadline Monday, the group acknowledged that its complicated online nominating process had failed to generate sufficient interest to push any of the candidates who had declared an interest in its nomination over the threshold in its rules.

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The group failed to generate interest in possible campaigns from Sens. Joe Lieberman and Lamar Alexander, and its highest-profile candidate had been former Louisiana Gov. Buddy Roemer, who declared his candidacy after dropping his bid for the GOP presidential nomination.

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  • majii

    Most people aren't as stupid as the Americans Elect power-brokers seem to think they are.  Lieberman, Alexander, and Roemer are ALL certified nuts, in one way or another, and they all lean right no matter how they try to pull the wool over people's eyes.  Centrist is the last word I'd use to describe any of these tools.  Roemer seems okay on the surface but scratch him and all you get is another RW corporate stooge.  If Americans Elect wants to be successful in the future, it should look for candidates who haven't been lifelong politicians and who are willing to offer something besides RW solutions that don't work as "new" solutions to our problems.