This is the way American Elect’s third party dreams end: not with a bang, but a centrist whimper. The “radical centrist” group hosted the nation’s first online presidential primary, but couldn’t generate enough interest to nominate a candidate.
Americans Elect makes it official: their online "primary process" is over… and nobody won. (Or is it: Everybody lost? One of those.)
— Rebecca Sinderbrand (@sinderbrand) May 15, 2012
Per AE: "no candidate has reached the national support threshold required to enter the “Americans Elect Online Convention” this June."
— Zeke Miller (@ZekeJMiller) May 15, 2012
Americans Elect wants you to know that total lack of interest in AE doesn't reflect lack of interest in AE
— Ben Smith (@BuzzFeedBen) May 15, 2012
Kind of sad-clown funny that Americans Elect can't choose a candidate.
— Blake Hounshell (@blakehounshell) May 15, 2012
Awww. It’s lonely in the middle. Time to break out the clove cigarettes and black lipstick. They might not have a third party, but they can throw one hell of an emo party.
Americans Elect will have more information about “next steps for the immediate future” on Thursday.
The mighty center … RT @ZekeJMiller: Americans Elect can't find a candidate. Will announce "next steps" on Thursday.
— Ed Morrissey (@EdMorrissey) May 15, 2012
But everyone said this was the year for a 3rd party! @ZekeJMiller: Americans Elect can't find a candidate. Will announce "next steps" on Thu
— Rick Wilson (@TheRickWilson) May 15, 2012