Monday, January 14, 2008

Political Perspective

I'm not known as a very political animal, and at 45, I'm not going to start being political now. But I am 45, so I can say a thing or two about Political Perspective.

The perspective I'm speaking of is not a candidates political point-of-view, nor is it my political point-of-view. Rather, it's the physical point of view involved in a candidate's website. I've spent this evening reviewing the "ISSUES" addressed by each of these candidates:
  • Obama
  • Clinton
  • McCain
  • Huckabee
  • Romney
  • and very briefly Duncan Hunter
and I can now say, without any hesitation or ambiguity, that Mitt Romney has the least readable website. I'm 45--did I mention that? And I had LASIK 8 years ago (maybe 9 now.) I'm also diabetic (yes, full disclosure). The age, the LASIK, and the diabetes have contributed somewhat to mild case of far-sightedness. I don't like wearing reading glasses (as my far-sightedness is mild) but I do frequently bump up the font size on any web page I'm reading. This is a simple matter of Ctrl-+ in Firefox (the only browser I use on a day-to-day basis.)

Unfortunately, when browsing to Mr. Romney's website, I find that all of the information is shifted and distorted. He apparently can't find someone that can properly build a useful web site. No, I don't expect the candidates themselves to be masters of CSS--but is it too much to expect them to hire someone that can?

I've put no links in this document (though there are many obvious ones possible) as I've not made up my mind on what candidates to support--you could call me an undecided. But I have decided that Mitt needs a new geek.

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