The 2008 Myspace Primary
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
Christopher Dodd 236

Friday, March 9, 2007

Candidates not yet savvy to youth vote: survey

Mar 9, 2007 — BOSTON (Reuters) - Politicians failed to tap the youth vote even after record turnout in the 2004 U.S. presidential election and will need the Internet to draw this block, a Harvard University survey showed on Friday.

Young Americans were largely ignored by political campaigns during the 2006 congressional election, but their ballots helped decide two tight U.S. Senate races for Democrats, said John Della Volpe, polling director at Harvard's Institute of Politics.

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Put a Hippie in the White House

Banners from the Kucinich Website






I can't help but feel that his message is different, confused, I might say out of touch but I don't want to speak for everyone. For example:
"RECLAIM AMERICA FROM THE WEAPON MAKERS" This just isn't a phrase that pops into my head when I think of our current administration. I have heard people call our the administration "war mongols" and "terrorists" but never "weapon makers". They might wan't to rethink some of those banners.

Coming Soon: The Official Elizabeth Kucinich Myspace page.

According to the unofficial Kucinich Myspace, Dennis and Elizabeth will be launching official Myspace pages. The Elizabeth page could add some personality to the campaign.

Edwards blogs about recently acquired supporters

Edwards Gains Support in Iowa; More Than 100 Former Vilsack Supporters Endorse John Edwards For President Read More

Chris Bell Endorses John Edwards For President Read More

North Carolina Democratic Congressional Delegation Endorses John Edwards For President Read More

YouTube Hillary Support Our Troops

Hillary proposes a new GI Bill of Rights to fulfill the promises we've made to our troops and veterans.

Thursday, March 8, 2007 tops Candidate Sites for Traffic

" served nearly twice as many unique visitors in January as all three top Republican candidates combined. Clinton's website was the No. 1 presidential campaign site in January. and ranked second and third, with 574,000 and 464,000 unique visitors, respectively. This according to tracking service Nielsen//NetRatings." from

I personally think it has to do with the Hillary Campaign emails they send out on a weekly basis.
Last 6 Hillary emails I received
Feb 21st Bill Launches One Week One Million
Feb 26th One Week One Million update
Feb 27th One Week One Million update
Feb 28th Hillary HillCast Energy
Mar 6th Launching Women's Campaign HillCast Equal Pay
Mar 8th No More Lost Votes

I never realized how many emails I was getting from the Hillary Campaign. If the emails were from anybody else I would have been annoyed but I always seem to enjoy the Hillary emails. They are informative and always have a call to action, to join a campaign, send in your comments or watch a video.

Other Campaign emails I have received in the same time period (Feb21 - Mar8)
Barack Obama
Feb 21st De-Escalation in Iraq
Mar 1st Update on Recent Travels (includes a video)
Mar 6th Invitation to Donate
Mar 8th Another Invitation to Donate

John Edwards
Mar 2nd Shame on you, Ann Coulter Invite to Donate
Mar 7th They Deserve Better (Walter Reed Medical Center)
Mar 8th Leave no caucus-goer behind Video & Invite to Donate

Campaign emails are a great way to drive traffic to the campaign website and I am sure have played a role in helping increase the monthly traffic stats.

Tuesday, March 6, 2007

YouTube Rep. Dennis Kucinich's March Forth Greeting

Rep. Dennis Kucinich's greeting to citizens around the country who are claiming March 4th to March Forth in defense of the Constitution.

David Letterman making fun of Dennis Kucinich

YouTube HillCast: Equal Pay

Hillary discusses her fight in Congress for equal pay and other priorities for American women.

YouTube: Dodd on Education site down!

Looks like the site is down.

Monday, March 5, 2007

Experts rate Web sites of presidential candidates

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.

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Obama in Selma

From Obama Blog

Mike Huckabee Launches his Blog

Huckabee Launches his blog with all kinds of goodies.

Huckabee Blog

Blog includes rss feeds, a blog roll, interview requests from bloggers and banners and buttons for your blog or myspace profile. - I Like Mike!

On the overall site, I would still like to see Mike endorse Facebook, Myspace, and YouTube. Other then that ,good Job on the Blog Mike!

Well He's No Hillary

McCain will be hosting an Exchange of Ideas Forum on Thursday March 8th. For those who cannot attend, this event will also be available live via webcast. A concept that has been very successful for Hillary Clinton. Unlike Hillary the McCain webcast will come at a price, $100 for an E-Ticket that will allow you to log in and attend virtually.

I have mixed feelings about this strategy. First I have to assume that the only reason to do a webcast is to attract the younger tech savvy crowd. A demographics that is used to downloading movies, music and tv shows for free. I count myself among that same candidate and I would never pay $100 to watch some webcast that I know will most likely appear a few days later on YouTube. Someone unsure about McCain is definetly not going to pay $100 to watch the webcast.

My advice to the campaign would be to hold a free Webcast invite everyone to come and listen to McCain speak and end the night with an invitation to donate $100 to the campaign. I guess well see how it goes.

Sunday, March 4, 2007

Mitt Romney 2.0

Team Romney now endorsing Facebook and Youtube

Edwards Blog - Multimedia Recap


Campaign events and speeches:

John Edwards at Metro State College Part 1Denver, Colorado, March 1, 2007

John Edwards at Metro State College Part 2 Denver, Colorado, March 1, 2007

John Edwards at Metro State College Part 3 Denver, Colorado, March 1, 2007

John Edwards at Metro State College Part 4 Denver, Colorado, March 1, 2007

John Edwards at Metro State College Part 5 Denver, Colorado, March 1, 2007

Pro-Edwards vlogger ashlarah recorded a speech Edwards gave as part of his college tour. The first four videos are the speech. The fifth video is of Edwards discussing some of the issues with people who stayed behind after the rest of the crowd had left. Unfortunately, the fifth video is very hard to hear.

Edwards: "America is an idea, and that idea is equality. Equality of opportunity."

Energy discussion at town hall in NH February 24, 2007

In this video released by the Edwards campaign, Edwards discusses energy, conservation, and global warming with New Hampshire voters.

Edwards: "We should invest in clean alternative sources of energy in a serious long-term comprehensive way, which means wind, solar, biofuels, bio-diesel."

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Blog: Obama VS. Hillary in Selma

Ealier today, Barack Obama visited Selma, Alabama to take part in the Selma Voting Rights March Commemoration.

Click here to watch part of Barack's speech courtesy of CNN.

Below is a short excerpt of his speech at Brown Chapel A.M.E Church. Click here to read the entire speech.

Obama Blog


Hillary was in Selma, AL today to commemorate "Bloody Sunday", an historic moment in the civil rights movement.

"On March 7, 1965, the day that came to be known as Bloody Sunday, some 600 men, women and children. crossed the bridge in Selma Ala., with the intention of marching to Montgomery for voting rights. On the other side, they were confronted by state troopers and a sheriff's posse, who beat the marchers back, hastening congressional enactment of the Voting Rights Act and the demise of the racial order the lawmen sought to defend." (Cleveland Plain Dealer)

The ceremony re-enacting the crossing of the Edmund Pettus is an annual event to remember the struggle and to honor those who took part in the fight for civil rights. Hillary was accompanied by President Clinton, who is being inducted into the Voting Rights Hall of Fame. Before joining in a re-enactment of the march, Hillary attended services at the First Baptist Church of Selma, where she spoke to the congregation to commemorate the event's 42nd anniversary:

"I come to share the memories of a troubled past and a hope for a better tomorrow, one that is worthy of the sacrifices that were made here... That long march to freedom that started here has carried us a mighty long way. But we all know we have to finish the march."

You can read Hillary's full remarks here.

And watch the speech here.

Why I support Mitt Romney for President?

From CPAC. Why I support Mitt Romney for President.

Ron Paul announcing his run for Presidency

Romney Wins CPAC Straw Poll

McCain Booed at CPAC

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