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Unity '08: Using the Net to Build a Centrist Movement?

BY Micah L. Sifry | Wednesday, May 31 2006

I try to not use this blog to talk about partisan politics, and I encourage the other PDF contributing editors to do the same. So, while the "Unity '08" announcement by a group of bipartisan political consultants and ex-politicians (including one member of PDF's advisory board, Nicco Mele) that they are going to use the internet to foster the development of a 20 million member voting bloc behind unity ticket in 2008 cries out for commentary, it inevitably also invites one to inject all sorts of political judgments about the purpose and value of third-party political campaigns in presidential elections.

So, since I have a personal blog for my own more political and personal musings....and I have written a whole book on third parties in American politics, I've posted my initial thoughts on Unity '08 there.

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