The whole idea of an “Internet president” was largely applied to
Democrats in 2004 (the term was floated in connection to Howard Dean
and then John Kerry to show how money could be raised quickly online). But Newsweek‘s Jonathan Alter points this week to what could be a bold new idea in the way that candidates are nominated.
A bipartisan group called Unity08.com is launching an effort this week to
harness the energy of America’s online masses to nominate a third-party candidate for the 2008 presidential election. Basically, the plan is to get as many people as possible participating in the nominating process and get the chosen candidate on the ballot in all
50 states. Maybe Al Gore isn’t Hillary‘s biggest problem after all.