All the Presidents Blog…Written by Toledo Free Press Staff Writers | | firstname.lastname@example.org
With the primaries heating up more focus on the blogosphere is turning to the topic of presidential candidates and most of our presidential candidates have a blog as a part of their campaign websites. Of course the actual candidate blogging is rare but it’s a way to share more information with potential supporters. What most people may not realize though is it is estimated that it is going to cost over one billion dollars for us to elect our next president. Your Billion Dollar President (www.billiondollarpresident.org), talks about the candidates and our election process. They seek the answer to the question of “is there a better way” to elect a president.
In alphabetical order to avoid any appearance of favoritism, we first look at the blog of Hillary Clinton. It’s a basic blog format with staffers and supporters writing posts with the ability for those who sign up to have their own blog on the website.
John Edwards is up next, and his blog also gives supporters the chance to have their own “diaries” which at times posts get shared on the front page as well as posts from campaign staff and at times John Edwards or his wife Elizabeth do post on the blog.
Rudy Giuliani invites you to join Rudy where his blog is written by the “Web Team” and a few staffers. It does not appear there is a way for people to sign up to blog posts or diaries there, but you can comment as well as get web buttons for your site if you are a Rudy supporter.
Team Huckabee writes the most material for the blog of Mike Huckabee, though the candidate as well as others does post material on the blog. There are links to request your blog to be added to their blogroll and an interesting feature to submit your blog for an interview with the presidential candidate. (Yes, I did, we’ll see what happens.)
Over on the blog of John McCain there are featured posts and an additional web community called “McCainSpace” that you can join to connect with other supporters.
Barack Obama has staffers post the majority of content, which includes informational posts as well as the full content of speeches. There is the ability for supporters to sign up and have their own blog on the campaign website.
The Daily Dose is the name of the blog linked from the Ron Paul campaign website. It’s designed as a quick informational web location to supplement the campaign website.
Next week we’ll take a look at some of the third party and independent presidential candidates that have blog sites out there but in the mean time, if you are looking for more from Lisa Renee? Visit her at Glass City Jungle and if you have a blog you’d like her to know about, email her at email@example.com.