Looking ahead 20 years, it is inconceivable to me that the US will sustain its current archaic primary system for selecting presidents. The new party Americans Elect is one possible new approach. It is getting little publicity relative to the Republican Primary, even though AE is now on the ballot in 25 states. Along with many others, I prefer Obama to the current roster of candidates at Americans Elect, (which includes BU’s own Larry Kotlikoff) but I look to AE to play an important role at debates and in our national discourse, even for the coming election. Here is a recent press release from their web site, at http://www.americanselect.org. Worth a visit.
Press Release: AE Hits Halfway Mark for Ballot Access!
WASHINGTON, D.C., APRIL 19, 2012 – Americans Elect has secured ballot access in 25 states. Over 2.5 million people have signed petitions across the country. Demand for a third choice in November is real and Americans Elect is offering that choice. Citizens from across the political spectrum are signing up to change this election and let the people, not the parties, nominate and elect the leadership in the country.