Social Network For Political Networkers, HotSoup

I am about to start a social network for everyone working at all the social networking startups, so that they can social network about social networking business. Get it?
Point being, a team of U.S. political strategists are launching a new social network called HotSoup…the site will launch in October. It launches shortly before U.S. congressional elections, and aims to draw top political personalities as well as grass-roots community organizers to swap opinions and ideas.
Its ten co-founders hail from the Democratic and Republican camps, including Joe Lockhart, who was press secretary to President Bill Clinton for two years, and Matthew Dowd, chief strategist for President George W. Bush’s reelection campaign in 2004. Ron Fournier, a former senior political writer for the Associated Press, will serve as editor-in-chief of the site. The full exec team is here. Some more about the company is in this fact sheet PDF.
LATimes: The effort is striking because it includes central figures from the last two presidential races, which sharply polarized the nation along lines of race, gender, cultural attitudes and geography. None of the website’s organizers explicitly renounced the strategies they pursued in those campaigns, but they acknowledged unease with the fractures now evident in the public discourse on almost all major issues.