Vote iQ, which will launch in June and which describes itself as “the nation’s first major social-networking site expressly designed for politics,” gained some serious political clout with the additions of James Carville and Frank Luntz.
Democrat Carville, currently a professor of politics at Tulane University, has been a campaign strategist since the mid-1980s, with his work on President Bill Clinton’s 1992 campaign chronicled in Academy Award-nominated film The War Room, and he often appears on CNN’s The Situation Room and other news programs.
Republican Luntz is a political consultant and pollster who has appeared on Fox News Channel and other media outlets and who runs focus groups following presidential debates.
Vote iQ CEO and founder Jim Tisch said:
Vote iQ will revolutionize the relationship between voters and their elected leaders. Voters want a constant dialogue with their political leaders, and Vote iQ provides just that opportunity.
And vice president Rick Shenkman added on the additions of Carville and Luntz:
We are excited to have the help of both of these powerhouses. With them on board, people will know that Vote iQ can be trusted to take a strictly neutral position on issues. Trust is critical to our success. Voters need to know we don’t have our thumb on the scale.