Oh please, Sarah Steelman (r) is going to run for the U.S. Senate in 2010.
She’s got a slick new look to her website. And it has cool features, not to mention excellent quotes on the front page:
The enemy of the truth is very often not the lie – deliberate, contrived, and dishonest – but the myth-persistent, persuasive, and unrealistic. JFK
There’s nothing quite like reading quotes of Democratic Party icons on a “potential” republican candidate’s website. Is she planning to challenge Robin Carnahan for the Democratic Party nomination instead of Roy (r – lobbyists) in the republican primary? Just asking. What, no Harry Truman quotes?
The website has a section for a blog (with a few posts) and a forum. The blog is apparently reserved for campaign principals and doesn’t appear to allow comments. Forums are very nice campaign tools (and you can participate if you register as a user), but they demand intensive moderator attention and proactive action to keep trolls and other disruptive influences from destroying their effectiveness. It’ll be interesting to see if Sarah Steelman’s pseudo-populist rhetoric creates enough of a volunteer base to enable a sufficient number of community moderators (as opposed to paid campaign staff).