In the 2008 presidential election cycle, the well-connected Unity08 corporation declared that it would run the nation’s first-ever online presidential nomination in order to run its very own candidates for President and Vice President of the United States. Unity08, peppered with lobbyists and media consultants, broke its early small-money pledge and sought to take campaign contributions and loans of unlimited size. After failing to attract significant followers or donations, Unity08 ceased political operations and shifted its effort into suing the federal government for the power to collect monetary donations and loans of unlimited size.
Last month, Unity08 won its lawsuit and gained the power to take loans and donations at an unlimited scale.
Last week, Unity08 renamed itself the Unity12 Task Force and filed paperwork with the IRS as a Section 527 Political Organization. In this initial registration the organization lists the same mailing address as Unity08 and declares its intentions as follows:
The goal of the Unity12 Task Force is to set the stage for an effort to nominate a Unity Ticket for President and Vice-President of the United States in 2012. This ticket will be headed by a woman and or man from each major party or by an independent who presents a Unity Team from both parties. We also aim to effect major change and reform in the 2012 national elections by influencing the major parties to adopt the core features of our national agenda.
Watch this space. If the Unity12 Task Force has anything close to the flair of Unity08, affairs will get pretty interesting pretty soon.