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Dover Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-26-11 01:18 AM
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2. Charlie Rose interview about this tonight
Edited on Sat Nov-26-11 01:21 AM by Dover

Watching Charlie Rose tonight interview two guys about the third party American Elect.
Interesting that they won't reveal where the seed money that financed this organization came from.
Charlie tried to get to the bottom of that a few times and they would not spill it.
Charlie Rose (video available tomorrow) /

Americans Elect

Based on what I've learned so far, I'm personally in agreement with this statement by Albert Hunt who wrote about this in late July. However I think the needed
changes may take a very long time and in the end look nothing like the government we now have. What those steps will be I don't know.

The most basic problem, one that often afflicts such movements, is that its top down; find a charismatic presidential candidate and all flows from there.
If fundamental change is the purpose, the emphasis instead should be on a bottom-up approach to building local candidates and grassroots infrastructure that subsequently could wage a serious presidential run.

Furthermore, unless the unreliable e-voting machines are tossed out by ALL political parties, the system has no hope of renewing trust in the system.

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