Obama Campaign Staffers Disparage ‘Americans Elect’

Another part of the briefing given this morning by David Axelrod and Jim Messina – the pair turned some fire onto ‘Americans Elect’ – the self-proclaimed non-partisan group that’s angling to recruit a bi-partisan third party ticket for the 2012 presidential election.

Via National Journal, Messina noted that though the group aims to pick their candidates via internet votes, there is an in-built trigger to prevent extremists from being selected:

“You have to get approved by a council of elders deal,” Messina told reporters Tuesday. Added Axelrod: “It’s like uber-democracy meets backroom bosses. An amalgam of both.”