Unity ‘08 Massively Redesigns Website

The Unity’08 project has relaunched their website with all sorts of new tools and such. It appears that they’re trying to incorporate more interactivity into things, and to add a social networking element to help develop their community of activists and supporters.

Members of the site can complete activites and try to earn points of some sort. I don’t entirely understand what the points are then used for, but it’s at least some sort of additional incentive for people to spread the word.

So far the group claims 114,000 members towards their goal of 1 million. And they’ve raised $1.5 million towards their eventual goal of $5 million.

8 Responses to “Unity ‘08 Massively Redesigns Website”

  1. Brad Says:

    Yeah, they suck…”interactivity” and “and such”. what a bunch of losers trying to change the political landscape and “things”. i hope they just go away with all the other loser third parties that try and get members or potential members “activated”[my new word]. C’mon Austin!

  2. Wes Benedict Says:

    Go to their issues page and it lists Energy Independence as the #1 issue:

    http://www.unity08.com/issues

    I’m against government mandated energy independence.

    I can’t even tell what they think on their involvement in Iraq page.

    Unity ‘08 sucks. I’d rather vote Libertarian, Constitution, Republican or Democrat.

  3. Vote Al Goldstein for President! Says:

    Wes,

    Why is all energy independence “government mandated” in your view?

  4. matt Says:

    Their “top 25 issues ranked by popularity that we don’t even have a platform to address” format is, for lack of a better word, idiotic. Some country singer once opined that “you’ve got to stand for something or you’ll fall for anything”, and Unity08 is a collection of people who are ready and eager to fall for anything. It’s a wonder they aren’t Obama supporters, for goodness sake!

  5. matt Says:

    Wes,

    Why is all energy independence “government mandated” in your view?

    If a presidential candidate is running for office and talking about energy independence, one would think that he’s promising to do something about it later, when he’s in office. Politicians make laws and enact policy. Both of those things are what you’d call mandates. Unless the president is specifically promising to use his own money to start a chain of biodiesel filling stations, you can bet that the energy independence he’s promising is government mandated.

  6. Wes Benedict Says:

    Austin Cassidy,

    I’m tellin’ on Al Goldstein.

  7. Citizens For A Better Veterans Home[s] Says:

    Maybe it just shows how desperate the Radical Middle is with the lack luster ‘circular firing squad’ of the Democans and the Republicrats?

  8. Volunteer Voters » Unity ‘08 Redesign Says:

    [...] Third Party Watch reports that an organization attempting to help an independent candidate in the 2008 Presidential election have redone their website: The Unity’08 project has relaunched their website with all sorts of new tools and such. It appears that they’re trying to incorporate more interactivity into things, and to add a social networking element to help develop their community of activists and supporters. [...]