When the The Young Democrats of America
, the official youth arm of the Democratic Party in the US held their national convention last week, they accepted online submissions for their new visions platform, and real-time online feedback from the general membership across America using a new technology called the "Online Progressive Congress". The prospects of something like that being used in the "adult" end of the party are pretty interesting.
I only just read about it in their newsletter, and haven't found any links to the software/website, but they say it was funded by Garrett Gruener
a former candidate for California governor, and one of the main venture capitalists behind the search engine AskJeeves.com
. Gruener did most of his campaigning online, but Governor Schwarzenegger was the Terminator.