So I went to Americans Elect and look at their website, browsed candidates and even did the "Draft a Candidate" portion. It was very interesting and entertaining, also curious about the outcome. Maybe "effect" is a better word. Remember Nader? Perot? These are third party candidates that split the vote, and usually help the incumbent. that being said- IS that the best thing? Does a third party candidate have a true chance- now or ever OR is this a simple 2 party system- period, the end??
One of my hopes is we are able to grow our democracy going forward with strength and resolve, but compassion to all. You need to hold on to values, but you need to adapt for the change in technology, loyalties, national pressures and turmoils, etc. Dealing with issues is very complex, and takes patience, integrity, resolve, team building, etc. Basically, nothing we have seen in 2011- yes, quite frustrated about that. Of course, it brings up an interesting quandary- are you better off with active leadership or gridlock? Take your time- it depends on which side of that active leadership you are, or if the gridlock defends you by its "incompetency". Does that make it "representation by default"? or "by absence"?
Anyway- check it out if you want- here is the link- https://secure.americanselect.org/
Oh yeah- Vote for John Jensen for President while you are there.... Wouldn't that be hysterical? A local guy as president.. which brings up an interesting point- would you rather have a nobody who would fight for you OR a big name who is out for himself and the lobbyists you can't afford?? WOW - only in America.
Stay tuned- very curious which direction this 3rd party takes...