Tech President Endorsements: Barack Obama and John McCain. TechCrunch has announced they’re endorsing McCain and Obama for president, based on their stances on technology issues. I liked Obama already, but I was impressed when I saw that he had an entire issues page on technology.
Stallone Backs McCain Against Norris’ Huckabee. Following Chuck Norris’ endorsement of Mike Huckabee, Slyvester Stallone is endorsing John McCain. As ridiculous as this all is, I’m surprised no one has gone after the biggest and most politically viable Republican action star, Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger.
Guardian: I should pay more tax, says US billionaire Warren Buffett. Buffet pays roughly 17% in income taxes, versus the 30% his secretary does.
The Caucus: Giuliani Roots for Red Sox. Only because 9/11 didn’t make it to the World Series this year. Someone asked yesterday, besides Stephen Colbert, were there any other ridiculous presidential candidates. My response was Giuliani.
Originally published in The Daily Collegian.
Last week several politicians announced their intention to run for the presidency in 2008. Besides talking about their hopes for the future and trying to rally momentum for an election almost two years away, the announcements had something else in common.
None of them did it through a press conference, a Sunday morning talk show or even Jon Stewart’s chair. Instead they all chose to make their announcements directly to their supporters through online videos.
The medium of the Mentos and Diet Coke video has finally come of age. Campaigning on the Internet is no longer a novelty, it’s a standard that every campaign is rushing to embrace.