Americans Elect is an interesting new political venture.
Americans Elect is the first-ever open nominating process. We're using the Internet to give every single voter—Democrat, Republican or independent—the power to nominate a presidential ticket in 2012. The people will choose the issues. The people will choose the candidates. And in a secure, online convention next June, the people will make history by putting their choice on the ballot in every state.
This sounds like a refreshing new approach to American politics. Goodness knows what we have now is only a small distance from absolutely disgusting. Maybe I'm being generous.
Their pitch is all feelgood sentiment, full of hope, optimism and promise of relief from our political angst and despair: