I don't think this will be very effective at delivering a serious candidate, but it's a good idea to try this kind of innovation. Eventually their candidate would need to get a lot of help from special interest groups to get enough funding for the general election campaign. I hope they have a good deal of success in finding a good candidate. This could set the stage for some major change that would last longer than the typical third party effort. I wish them the best.
I think it's a wonderful idea, I do support Ron Paul as of now, but don't like 100% of his policies. I signed up for the Americans elect site, lets see what becomes of it.
Well, something needs to be done to break the strangle-hold the two main parties have on politics...
I doubt it will work, but this is a neat idea about how to do it.
I looked at the americanselect.org site some more. The information available gives little clue whether there is a hidden agenda for the site or not. They currently have no candidates and no discussions available. Perhaps that is understandable at this point in the campaign.
The nomination of a candidate has interesting features. While the goal is to select a President to represent us, they are making the selection of the candidate as direct as possible. I wonder if they have plans to prune the list with multiple rounds of voting? While they don't want to disenfranchise anyone by having the list pruned by a limited portion of the voters, I would think that there would have to be some elimination of the least viable candidates before the final vote. They don't yet discuss the details, except to say they encourage each of us to find candidates we relate to, apparently assuming there will be coalitions and compromise in some form.