Stump speeches, public appearances and debates on TV used to mold a presidential candidate's image. These days, a politician's Web site speaks volumes.
The Republic assembled a panel of experts in politics and Web design to rate the sites of those racing for the White House. Their thoughts:
• John Edwards' site includes a page reminiscent of a "billboard for toothpaste."
• Rudolph Giuliani uses a photo looking more like a pope than a president.
Some sites pack a punch and use the latest in technology; others fall flat.
Look inside each site and get the experts' opinions on what works and what doesn't.
|Democratic Candidates||Republican Candidates|
|Barack Obama||61663||Ron Paul||3718|
|Hillary Clinton||27981||Mitt Romney||2083|
|John Edwards||12256||Rudy Giuliani||1379|
|Dennis Kucinich||2627||Tom Tancredo||1158|
|Bill Richardson||1403||Sam Brownback||832|
|Joseph Biden||622||Mike Huckabee||629|