The Campaign on the Web

Nov. 30 1999 3:00 AM

The Campaign on the Web

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The home page calls Trump "the experienced, decisive can-do businessman America needs as President." The "How Can I Help Donald?" page claims "you can convince Donald to run" by giving him $25 or more. Every page ends with a prominent link to a donation solicitation. The " People Are Talking About Trump" button takes you to the comments of great thinkers such as Cindy Adams. And check out his bio: "Donald J. Trump is the very definition of the American success story, continually setting the standards of excellence. … He is the archetypal businessman--a deal maker without peer."

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Bottom Line: Too autoerotic for underage viewing

Libertarians

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When you enter the site, a pot leaf signifying medical marijuana pops up on your screen. If you click the link to join Browne's exploratory committee, you get a form that begins, "Due to the complexity of FEC regulations, we are unable to accept on-line donations at this time." If you click "Join the Libertarian Party," you're required to check a box affirming that you "do not believe in or advocate the initiation of force as a means of achieving political or social goals"--just to make sure you're not Tim McVeigh.

Bottom line: Wild, Wild Web

Unannounced

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A pretty logo with literally nothing behind it.

Bottom line: Inauspicious metaphor

Criticism and Parody