2008 Presidential Candidates as Tech Gadgets

  • For being really attractive, an expected move forward, and making it fun to improve ourselves
    John Edwards = Nintendo Wii
  • For being a really good solution with enthusiastic support, but never quite feels right
    Dennis Kucinich = RIM Blackberry
  • For showing us what we all know the future looks like but still making us wonder if now is the time
    Barak Obama = Apple iPhone
  • For being expected and reliable
    Hillary Clinton = Tivo

Keep the comparisons are rolling into the comments…Al Gore = Ubuntu = awesome.

Political News: Tomorrow Started Yesterday

The 2007 political races have already begun:

  1. John Edwards announces his candidacy for POTUS on YouTube.
  2. Meanwhile, on the opposite side of politics, my dad announced he’s running for 3rd Ward Alderman up northern Wisconsin over a phone call with me.

While the former was hinted at and could have been guessed. The latter came completely out of nowhere and showed me a whole new side of my dad. I’m excited for him.

Happy birthday to me – and good luck Dad.

Oh, and John Edwards too.

MN Governor e-Debate 2006 First Impressions

Steven Clift is moderating the 2006 MN Gubernatorial candidate e-dbate. I’ve been following along via the RSS feed. Ever day a new question – perfect.

This is exactly how I like my politics – integrated into how I do everything already (RSS).

The questions are good, the answers are surprisingly good considering it’s a ‘political debate’. I credit Steven’s format: the candidates aren’t live and aren’t in the same room – and his intro kick-off video.

Even a couple questions in, it’s obvious who the serious candidates are (Pawlenty, Hatch). It’s great that the other candidates are running, and kudos to everyone for participating in the e-debate. I still don’t get being a single-issue candidate, just fixing the issue seems like a much more direct way of changing things than gambling on winning an election.