It’s been a sad development, and difficult for many liberal activists to deal with. Rocky Anderson, the former Salt Lake City mayor who had excited large numbers of progressive Americans with his pledge to run for President without accepting help from corporations, now appears to have reversed course.
Rocky Anderson has joined the pro-corporate political party Americans Elect. Americans Elect was set up and gained ballot access using the profits from Wall Street hedge funds. Americans Elect is controlled by the very corporate elites and political insiders that Rocky Anderson said he was campaigning against.
To say that Rocky Anderson has lost his credibility with voters is an understatement.
“Rocky Anderson promised that he would fight against corporate influence over politics, but now he’s actually helping to make it become even worse than it already is,” writes one voter.
This weekend saw the establishment of a Facebook page of upset former supporters of Rocky Anderson is urging voters to shift their allegiance to Green Party presidential candidate Jill Stein, who has been able to gain ballot access without resorting to the corporate assistance that Rocky Anderson now enthusiastically embraces.
That seems like a good way to go to me. Stein for President 2012!