Unity 08 sounds like it is intended to explore the possibility of launching a bipartisan third party, if neither of the two major parties, is willing to listen to the will of the people. I am not sure if they are the answer or not, but it's being looked at as an option for disgruntled voters.
As you know the crack staff of one here at PYY has been posing the question about both the possibility and the feasibility of a viable third party, for some time now.
1. Is It Time For A Third Party?
2. What It Takes To Build A Viable Third Party:
And what issue is primarily driving this restlessness and disillusion?
Homeland Security and the passive manner in which this war in Iraq has been conducted are also important. But immigration is the hot button issue that really resonates with 80% of the population.
Here are some observations by Peggy worth mentioning:
The partisanship has gotten deeper as less separates the governing parties in Washington.Poignant, very poignant.
Although the parties aren't much different (we see that in the ourage shown by members of Congress over the Jefferson office raid by the FBI), they are more polarized than ever before. And it does get serious, at times.
The fact is, they are closer in ideology than they present to be.
...people see the Republicans as incapable of managing the monster they've helped create--this big Homeland Security/Intelligence apparatus that is like some huge buffed guy at the gym who looks strong but can't even put on his T-shirt without help because he's so muscle-bound. As for the Democrats, who co-created Homeland Security, no one--no one--thinks they would be more managerially competent. Nor does anyone expect the Democrats to be more visionary as to what needs to be done. The best they can hope is the Democrats competently serve their interest groups and let the benefits trickle down.
That's the dilemma we face. It's a toss-up at times.
The GOP isn't doing what it promised to do, but the Dems are not stepping up to the plate and capitalizing on their ineptness and open refusal to listen, to the people that put them there. The Dems are actually scarier than the GOP, otherwise, midterms would be a slam dunk. Both are incompetent, but one is much more incompetent than the other. Both are not good for America, right now. But one will screw it up slower than the other.
It ought not to be that way.