The new venture that Ron Fournier is putting together is a mix of social networking and policy discussion.
From the fact sheet:
Americans believe their institutions are failing them. Research and polls show a long decline in the publicâ€™s faith in government, business, and even organized religion. Opinion Drivers across the country are losing patience with party lines and PR spin.
They understand that the challenges America faces are complex and therefore require reasoning and intelligent discussion. They want smart debate, real answers, and most importantly, they want the opportunity to each be heard.
Opinion Drivers want access to the personalities who set the national agenda, and conversely, those leaders want direct access to the people who can help them shape public opinion.
Sounds like my kind of crazy! The site combines policymakers from both sides of the aisle with the public through a social networking paradigm. They have far exceeded my expectations with this and I’m looking forward to the release.