This is the way American Elect’s third party dreams end: not with a bang, but a centrist whimper. The “radical centrist” group hosted the nation’s first online presidential primary, but couldn’t generate enough interest to nominate a candidate.

https://twitter.com/#!/sinderbrandCNN/status/202256970823118848

https://twitter.com/#!/ZekeJMiller/status/202358129940369408

https://twitter.com/#!/BuzzFeedBen/status/202365768388710401

https://twitter.com/#!/blakehounshell/status/202367190824001538

Awww. It’s lonely in the middle. Time to break out the clove cigarettes and black lipstick. They might not have a third party, but they can throw one hell of an emo party.

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Americans Elect will have more information about “next steps for the immediate future” on Thursday.

https://twitter.com/#!/EdMorrissey/status/202358677724864513

https://twitter.com/#!/TheRickWilson/status/202361635556433922

Looks like noted centrists Warren Buffett, Hillary Clinton, and Rahm Emanuel don’t have a shot after all. Who’d a thunk it?