No bunting—a simple mug shot of the candidate adorns the home page. Nader explains that he is running to undo the "excessive concentration of power and wealth" in the United States. He promises to take on the "two-party duopoly of Tweedledum and Tweedledee," "runaway harmful technologies," and "relentless commercialization." A volunteer page invites activists to hand out literature and hector their friends. And in case you've got any spare excessive wealth, Nader urges you to donate online.
Bottom Line:Green as grass-roots
This site takes personalization to the next level, asking for information in return for an individualized pitch. An " Issues" page focuses on Bush's favorite topics, such as " Faith-Based Initiatives." The "En Español" section offers several pages in Spanish, including this item, which touts Bush's corazón y visión. An audio message of the day communicates directly to supporters. The " Youth Zone" explains Bush's view of politics--it's just like baseball! The parties are leagues, the primaries are playoffs, and the general election is the World Series.
Bottom line: Prosperity with a surface
The site is utterly disorganized but lovingly maintained by Keyes' acolytes. Its audio and transcript archive of his speeches and radio shows is amazing. A slide show presents a series of Keyesian epigrams, including a screed against "tyrannical taxation." An issues section offers rhetoric but no programmatic proposals (e.g., Keyes on sex education: "Human sexuality is primarily a matter of moral and not physical health"). A " Students for Keyes 2000" area featuring photographs of Keyes with young supporters is so poorly digitized that the candidate looks like the Cheshire cat.
Bottom line: Grass-rootsfire and brimstone
TODAY IN SLATE
Blacks Don’t Have a Corporal Punishment Problem
Americans do. But when blacks exhibit the same behaviors as others, it becomes part of a greater black pathology.
I Bought the Huge iPhone. I’m Already Thinking of Returning It.
Scotland Is Just the Beginning. Expect More Political Earthquakes in Europe.
Lifetime Didn’t Think the Steubenville Rape Case Was Dramatic Enough
So they added a little self-immolation.
Two Damn Good, Very Different Movies About Soldiers Returning From War
The Most Terrifying Thing About Ebola
The disease threatens humanity by preying on humanity.