For a while now, Jim has been doing some serious muckraking on the elitist reality behind the grassroots hype of Unity08. Unity08 claims to be an upstart organization, but it actually is organized and funded by the same kind of Washington D.C. insiders that have dominated the Democratic and Republican parties for as long as anyone can remember.
As a counterpoint to the Unity08 sham grassroots, I thought I would offer up a picture of what a real political upstart looks like. It isn’t Unity08, but it’s close. It’s Unity2008.
Unity2008 is the web site of the Balanced Party. The Balanced Party, just like Unity08, isn’t really much of a political party. It’s really little more than an entity created by a man named Orion Karl Daley to promote his presidential campaign for 2008. Just like Unity08, the Balanced Party claims to be above the divisions between liberal and conservative. Just like Unity08, the Balanced Party really does have an agenda. However, the Balanced Party does better than Unity08, in that it acknowledges its agenda openly.
More importantly, the Balanced Party’s Unity 2008 web site isn’t some big slick operation made with the help of PR professionals. It’s a basic site with a basic design. Unity 2008 shows what real upstart grassroots creations look like.