Personal Democracy Plus Our premium content network. LEARN MORE You are not logged in. LOG IN NOW >

HermanCain.com, Not Quite Yet

BY Nancy Scola | Friday, May 27 2011

A source points that that while Herman Cain might have announced his candidacy for president this past Saturday, his website HermanCain.com doesn't appear quite ready for prime time.

The site, which had been the hub for the Republican candidate's business and media work, isn't just underdone. In some places, it's broken: links that don't go anywhere, an email sign-up form that doesn't seem to work, videos that require usernames and passwords, misspellings (a button linking to the campaign's "Mobil App," a note indicating that submitted photos will be used as the "disgretion" of the campaign), and other boo boos. Cain links to the site from his Twitter and Facebook accounts, but it might might serve as a reminder that, while it might be the year 2011, online candidate presences are still sometimes treated like afterthoughts.

NationBuilder's Jim Gilliam and others are having some fun with Cain's site troubles.

News Briefs

RSS Feed today >

First POST: Shemails

Hillary Clinton stumbles on transparency; Jeb Bush chides her but he's too transparent; how Janet Napolitano got around that pesky gov't email rule; meanwhile, New York puts expiration dates on state workers' emails; and much, much more! GO

monday >

First POST: Outings

"Snowdenites" may have the "upper hand" in surveillance politics; ten lessons from the "underdog" net neutrality win; "Europtechnopanic"; ISIS threatens Twitter founder; and much, much more. GO

friday >

First POST: Revisions

Tim Wu says we shouldn't be so pessimistic about lobbying; Obama writes a thank you note to reddit; Ted Cruz wants to be the Uber of politics; Llamas!; and much, much more. GO

thursday >

First POST: Impossibles

The FCC vote; a proxy Democratic primary battle in Chicago; Gov Andrew Cuomo begins deleting all state employee emails more than 90 days old; men talking about women in tech; and much, much more. GO

wednesday >

First POST: Off the Books

Chicago's "black site"; The New York Times reports "little guys" like Tumblr and Reddit have won the fight for net neutrality but fails to mention Free Press or Demand Progress; Hillary Clinton fan products on Etsy to inspire campaign slogans?; and much, much more. GO

More