BreakTheMatrix, a social networking and media company spearheaded by moneybomb promoter Trevor Lyman, is attempting to organize a money bomb for a third party presidential candidate. Which of Chuck Baldwin, Bob Barr, Cynthia McKinney or Ralph Nader that candidate will be shall be determined by grassroots donors themselves, with the candidate showing the most support also receiving the entire donation pool. The mass donation to one candidate, as well as a pledge of other forms of grassroots support from participants, seeks to allay concerns that Ron Paul supporters will divide their support four-ways in the general election and thus hurt their combined impact.
According to the project’s official website, the plan has some optimistic objectives:
All of the money collected will be spent in support of the winner’s campaign and we the grassroots would agree to get behind the winner in every way (meetups, sign waves, tell your friends, etc.) pushing as hard as we can for a real shot at the white house. If we do this, and can come together in support of one candidate, using the money bomb as the deciding factor of who will be the one candidate, we can enter into the game with funding for a real run and a chance at over 15% in the polls. That will mean we will be included in all the debates and we will have a real chance to win the election!
After Ron Paul’s speech the big question the main stream media wanted to know was who the grassroots will rally behind. Which third party candidate will challenge the status quo? So far, there is no clear answer. When we do this money bomb and we give them the answer, I believe the press will go wild. This will be the first real challenge to the two party system since Ross Perot.
BTM is seeking 10,000 pledges for the moneybomb to go forward. The official discussion thread on the project can be found here.