Moderate Americans Elect

A grouping of dissatisfied political strategist and donors are coming together to form Americans Elect (AE), which is not a separate party. This group is bipartisan and represents the moderates dissatisfied with the way our elective officials in Washington are dealing with the issues. It is the middle voice that is being ignored, but now wants to shake up things. They want to add a 3rd presidential candidate in 2012, but this group does not have a candidate.  AE has raised over $22 million already and has ballot slots in 9 states with several other states awaiting certification.

AE plans to have presidential candidate convention over the Internet. This group wants to change the political process by making the presidential candidate  pick a running mate from a different party. Now really, what good would that do? AE also wants to make primary voting more open through online voting and not have the primary decided by few voters (the earlier primaries).  I feel they have a point here. I live in a state where the presidential primary is too late most times for my vote to count towards any of the candidates.

I heard Laura Ingraham this morning talking about AE. She feels it is just a moderate front to get Pres. Obama reelected. Her feeling is that moderates are really liberals. She could be right, but does this group really sound like they can be some kind of a game changer in the 2012 presidential election? Read more  about Americans Elect here.