Monday, May 21, 2007

GOP, Stuck in the Tubes

Republicans admit to playing "catch-up" on the Internet. What do you expect, when their President refers to it as "the Internets," talks about "the Google," and their last Chairman of the Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation committee described the Internet as "a series of tubes."

The Washington Post reports on how even top Republican strategists say their party is stuck in Y2K when it comes to using the Internet for politics.

Underlining that problem, Nielsen/NetRatings shows that former Senator John Edwards' (D-NC) had 690,000 unique visitors to his campaign website in March -- more than all of former NYC Mayor Rudy Giuliani (R), Sen John McCain (R-AZ), and former Gov Mitt Romney's (R-MA) unique visitors combined.

Maybe they're just behind the times. Waiting for this silly computer fad to fade. You know, repeating the mantra: "If politicians were supposed to use the web, they'd be spiders -- not snakes." (WaPo)

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