Here at President Picker we're big fans of the new online effort to create a candidacy freer from special interests and party politics than ever before. This non-partisan effort is growing fast and appears to be on the verge of "breaking out" as a somewhat viable 3rd party candidate (who is yet to be determined by the membership of the group which is, as well as the candidacy, open to all Americans). Obviously 2012 won't see a 3rd party effort that is competitive with the Democrats and Republicans, but we predict that by 2016 we'll have a viable third party in some form, perhaps this one:
THE GOAL OF AMERICANS ELECT is to nominate a presidential ticket that answers directly to voters—not the political system.
American voters are tired of politics as usual. They want leaders that will put their country before their party, and American interests before special interests. Leaders who will work together to develop fresh solutions to the serious challenges facing our country. We believe a secure, online nominating process will prove that America is ready for a competitive, nonpartisan ticket.
DEFINE YOUR "TRUE COLORS"
Define the crucial issues facing our nation—beyond just red and blue.
RANK YOUR PRIORITIES FOR OUR NEXT PRESIDENT
ANSWER QUESTIONS THAT DETERMINE YOUR INDIVIDUAL VIEWS
SEE HOW YOU COMPARE TO OTHER DELEGATES AND CANDIDATES
Americans Elect is already well on the way to putting the first directly-nominated nonpartisan ticket on the 2012 ballot in all 50 states.