It should be a movement and it should include all the progressive issue groups who are in dire need of direction and guidance (bless their busy hearts) - if people are drawn in by the "Marvelousness" of it, it will build it'self. What would it say on the ballot? Is there procedure to get a party on ballots? Can Diebold (oops is that partisian?...) handle it?
Short answer; it should be a movement with political power.
Candidates, funding and awareness!!! - Once you get that, and I really hope you do, let me know where I can help!.
My first impression is that the Purple Party is the party for those of us who are so disillusioned right now about the current political situation in our country. Progressives, Issues groups, anti-war groups - let's take the momentum we've started over the past 5 years and USE IT! Could the 9/11 widows come and represent us? Could the people from Common Cause and Moveon and everyone else finally join forces (as indicated in Gate crashers)and truly take our own country back? How do we do that? We sure need it, are there enough people awake and active and ready to take the necessary risks to totally make the biggest movement of all time? Now that we can enjoy the fruits of the civil rights, and women's sufferage movements, what are we going to do with it?
Besides, purple has always been MY favorite color.
Power to the Purple!,