The noteworthy thing about this Politico article on Americans Elect is who the authors are, David Boren, Christine Tood Whitman and William Cohen. Here is a sample:
If the party leaders ignore these serious challenges, then it is time for the voters to consider another alternative in this presidential election. One option may be offered by Americans Elect.
This group has set up a process to hold an on-line convention to select the first bipartisan presidential ticket in U.S. history. Registered Democrats, Republicans and independents will be eligible to participate. The ticket candidates for president and vice president would be required to be from different parties.
For example, a Democrat and Republican would run as a team. If elected, they could form a truly bipartisan cabinet and administration.
Americans Elect will likely obtain the petition signatures needed to place a bipartisan ticket on the ballot in all 50 states this November. Millions of Americans have already signed the petitions. A victory by this ticket with this approach could be the “shock therapy” needed to get the two party system working again.