- 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.
The 2007 political races have already begun:
- John Edwards announces his candidacy for POTUS on YouTube.
- 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.
“Highly-skilled labor is very mobile in this global economy” – Thomas P.M. Barnett
Something to keep in mind when drafting legislation on what people can and can’t do in your state.
To Madison and Milwaukee, I’m sorry.
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.
J paid his $5 and ran for mayor of Brooklyn Center.
Yesterday, after the polls closed, he had 2.9% of the vote without campaigning at all.
Seems like a pretty good return considering.
Update: J’s post-primary write-up