Very interesting. See Unity08.com . Any effort online or off to get millions of people to sign up (their goal is 20 percent of the U.S. voting public) will face quite a challenge. I recommend they set interim goals, like one million by X date, 5 million by Y date and then the big number in time to get their candidate on enough state ballots. They need to celebrate successes along the way or they will lose momentum too early.
P.S. Are you “tagging” the 2008 presidential election yet? See the p2008 idea:
From the Internet to the White House
Political Veterans Work to Organize Bipartisan 2008 Ticket With Online Balloting
By Jim VandeHei
Washington Post Staff Writer
Wednesday, May 31, 2006; Page A04
A group of old Washington hands has launched a campaign to remake Internet politics, taking a forum that until now has been associated with ideologues and angry partisans and using it to start a movement culminating in a bipartisan presidential ticket in 2008.
The group is called Unity08, and no one would accuse its founders of thinking small. They include Democrats Hamilton Jordan and Gerald Rafshoon, who gained political fame for their role in electing Jimmy Carter 30 years ago, as well as Doug Bailey, a media adviser to former president and representative Gerald R. Ford (R-Mich.). They are being joined by former Maine governor Angus King, an independent.
Their goal is to offer an alternative to the two major party choices — a unity ticket that will emerge after secure, online balloting that they hope will include millions of Americans. In an announcement statement, Unity08 said its efforts are a reaction to a system that has “polarized and alienated the American people” through partisanship and interest-group politics.