Thursday, February 08, 2007

Unity '08

Unity '08 is an interesting concept being promoted by actor Sam Waterston which is trying to focus the election on problem-solving rather than partisan politics. I think it is worth checking out. Here is the opening statement (from “What we believe” on the web site):

"Unity 08 believes that neither of today's major parties reflects the aspirations, fears or will of the majority of Americans. Both have polarized and alienated the people. Both are unduly influenced by single-issue groups. Both are excessively dominated by money.

We believe that, while the leaders of both major parties are well intentioned people, they are trapped in a flawed system – and that the two major parties are today simply neither relevant to the issues and challenges of the 21st Century nor effective in addressing them.

As a result, most Americans have not been enthusiastic about the choices for President in recent elections, the key issues they ran on, or the manner in which the campaigns were conducted.

Therefore Unity08 will act to assure that an alternative ticket is presented to the American voters in 2008."

You can check it out at


kirsten said...

this is very interesting. it pretty much sums up my view on politics (flawed system) and i think many people of 'my generation'.

Anonymous said...

Unity08 is a front, set up by right wing lobbyist Jim Jonas. They've consistently refused to disclose just who their "grassroots" donors are, have been ordered by the FEC to refile as a PAC because of their finance disclosure violations, and one of their big donors has been found out to be Edward J. Mathias, managing director of the Carlyle Group.. who are making billions off our war with Iraq, both George W, and George HW Bush, as well as Osama bin Laden's brother are big time members of the Carlyle Group.

This looks like another attempt by Bush's cronies to keep the money flowing into their pockets when the Shrub finally has to step down.

Jenn Perry