The Web Site That May Change History
The proposed rules have just been published. Every member that signs on and is accepted as a Unity08 member is automatically a delegate to the online convention—to be held in June 2008—and has a vote in the nominating process.
Along with Roger Craver, the founders and members of the Advisory Council include Republicans, Democrats and Independents. Among them:
Mark Cuban, billionaire-owner of the Dallas Mavericks and chairman of HDNet, an HDTV cable network.
Susan Cullman, co-chair, Republican Majority for Choice PAC.
Catherine Dunham, president of the Access Project, a research and advocacy organization devoted to health justice.
Ellen Frauenthal, physician, founder of MD on Call, a unique, first-in-the-nation practice for individuals/families, focused on prevention and treatment; mother of three.
Hamilton Jordan, Carter White House chief of staff, writer, investor.
Angus King, former two-term independent governor of Maine.
Gerald Rafshoon, former media advisor and White House communications director.
George Vradenburg, president of the Vradenburg Foundation and former executive vice president for global and strategic policy at AOL/Time Warner.
Sam Waterston, the Emmy Award-winning lead actor of NBC’s long-running television series, “Law & Order.”
Bill Weld, the Republican governor of Massachusetts from 1991-1997, and partner at the law firm McDermott, Will & Emery.
Coming to Your Computer Screen: High Political Drama
* The race money and votes are currently in overdrive—19 months before Election Day 2008.
* A number of candidates will discover that they do not have the fundraising power—roughly an average of $590,000 a day—to stay in the race and will drop out. Others will most certainly do something stupid and implode—à la Howard Dean and George “Macaca” Allen.
* By Feb. 6, the Republic and Democratic candidates for president will be selected as a result of the 25 primaries and caucuses. After a year of hearing them yammer at each other, the electorate and the media should be bored to stupefaction.