The Campaign on the Web

March 7 2000 9:30 PM

The Campaign on the Web

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All Gore
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Clever parody site that captures Gore's ticks and shticks. Headline on the "Goretopia" page: "Envisioning a post-present future for the generations that will follow the children of our parent's generation." The "Socialized Medicine" page exults, "New treatments are slowing the development of acne." Gore also vows to "give each child a talking Chihuahua" and "reduce class sizes to 0."

Bottom line: If only Gore had such a light touch

Bore 2000

The graphics bear an uncanny (and possibly actionable) resemblance to Gore's official site, but the content is weak. All jokes, all secondhand. Includes a "Bulletin Bored."

Bottom line: Stiffer than its subject

Bradley-Gore

Meticulously maintained by campaign manager "Deep Throat," the site is based on the premise that Gore accepted the second spot on a Bradley ticket. A digitally altered photo of Al brandishing a bag of weed illustrates a "news" report that the veep auctioned pot to finance the 1996 Clinton-Gore campaign. A running tally reveals that the White House is a frequent visitor.

Bottom Line: Comedy Centrist

Bush Watch

A serious site, light on graphics but heavy on content, with links to dozens of articles scrutinizing Bush and several plugs for itself from major news organizations. Calls itself "a non-advocacy site" and claims to be the "First George W. Bush Site on the Web."

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