My reaction is simple. I hope it will shrivel up and die. Fortunately, given the way the system works, I am likely to get my wish. It has no candidates lined up and not much of an agenda.
While winning the White House is the primary goal, getting Republicans and Democrats to listen to mainstream voters is also high on the list, organizers said.
"We want to force them to pay attention to the crucial issues," said Jim Jonas, chief executive of Unity08.
Those issues, he said, include global terrorism, education, health care, the national debt and nuclear proliferation.
They are different from the "important" issues - gay marriage, gun control and abortion - that Unity08 says should be addressed, but should not dominate the national agenda and campaign rhetoric.
Colorado and the United States already have a political party that cares about global terrorism, education, health care, the national debt and nuclear proliferation. It is called the Democratic party. The party obsessed with guns, gays and abortion is called the Republican party. Unity08 adds nothing to the debate and has nothing to say.
We don't need a spoiler in the next Presidential election that will undermine candidates addressing the issues Unity08 claims to care about, which is precisely what every third party does in our current electoral system. Until either runoff voting, or instant runoff voting is adopted for Presidential electors in Colorado, third parties only hurt their political allies in the existing two party system.
If Unity08 wants to make a positive change, it should sponsor ballot initiatives to change the system to encourage moderation, not run candidates for President and Vice President.