John McCain Articles

Tea Party “Hobbit” Sharron Angle Rips John McCain on Twitter
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As the deadline to raise the debt ceiling approaches, tensions are high in the world of national politics. Not only are Democrats and Republicans fighting with each other about the politics behind the national debt but some members of the …

“Twitterview” Scheduled Between McCain, Stephanopoulos
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The average person, if asked to visualize George Stephanopoulos interviewing John McCain, would probably imagine both men in a television studio, wearing suits.  But this Tuesday, it seems that McCain and Stephanopoulos will instead be hunched over keyboards and possibly dressed in their jammies.

Where The Candidates Stand On Web Issues
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Surprisingly, the differences between John McCain and Barack Obama on issues affecting the Internet are few, but those few are fairly big rifts. The biggest single issue where the candidates differ is Network Neutrality.

Google CEO Denies Interest In Government Job
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Google CEO Eric Schmidt has been on the campaign trail stumping for Barack Obama, virtually formalizing his “informal campaign advisor” role, a suddenly very public endorsement that fueled speculation about a possible cabinet position, specifically Obama’s proposed tech czar.

Joetheplumber.com Gets Big Offers
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I ran into Joe the Plumber this morning. He said he and Joe Six Pack plan to celebrate their newfound fame tonight by gettin’ lit and layin’ pipe.

Those guys!

Another Joe the Plumber, this one in Amarillo, Texas, is about to score big time with his joetheplumber.com domain.
Joetheplumber.com Gets Big Offers

Bloggers Eat Up Questionable Obama Interview
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The right side of the blogosphere is in a snit over a phone interview of Michelle Obama posted by African Press International. Only thing is, the Obama campaign says it’s a complete fabrication.

Ebay Chiefs Opposites On Political Spectrum
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Former president and CEO of eBay, Meg Whitman, was thrust into the national spotlight once again after Republican presidential nominee John McCain dropped her name as possible Treasury Secretary at Tuesday night’s debate with Barack Obama. Judging from cofounder Pierre Omidyar’s Twitter account, he took issue with McCain’s assertions.

Oops: WSJ.com Ad Calls McCain Win Before Debate
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This morning, before Senator John McCain even agreed to attend tonight’s debate, a Web ad paid for by the McCain campaign appeared alongside a Wall Street Journal article boldly declaring him the winner. The foreign policy debate with Barack Obama isn’t scheduled until 9 p.m. tonight.

McCain Has A Drinking Problem

 Obama Has A Drinking Problem

CBS Orders YouTube To Pull McCain “Lipstick” Ad
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CBS News has forced YouTube to remove an online ad by John McCain’s campaign that the network described as "misleading" in its use of Katie Couric.

The ad titled "Lipstick" says that Barack Obama implied McCain running mate Sarah Palin of being a lipstick-wearing pig. At the end of the ad it features a quote from Couric that laments the "continued and accepted role of sexism in American life." Couric at the time was referring to Democratic Primary coverage of Senator Hillary Clinton.

Remembering 9/11 Across the Web
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Today marks the anniversary of one of the darkest days in our country’s history. Seven years later, the memories still haunt us, as well as fuel discussion. The web provides an outlet for venting, theorizing, and just plain memorial, and it’s as good a platform as any for just that. Nothing has a wider reach.

McCain’s VP Choice Evident On Wikipedia Weeks Ago
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In case you didn’t hear the collective explosions powercharging out of heads around the country, Republican Presidential nominee John McCain picked Alaska governor Sarah Palin for his vice presidential running mate. Since the news broke a little while ago, Wikipedia might as well be on fire, but despite a rapid community editing free for all, her page was prepared fairly far in advance.

Presidential Candidates And Their Tech Policies

Mirror, mirror, on the wall, which US Presidential Candidate has the best tech policy?

I went off to Google to answer that question. Here’s the searches I did:

McCain tech policy

Obama tech policy

Politics Online: Obama Has An Edge

Social networking, text messaging, and online video pulled in plenty of interested people looking for more details about the candidates for the US Presidential election in November.

Obama Seeks ‘Indefinite’ Web Marketer
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Democratic Presidential hopeful Senator Barack Obama must be pretty confident he’ll get his party’s nomination; his campaign recently posted an Internet advertising job opening. Job duration: Indefinite.

McCain Campaign Tastes Plagiarized Recipes

Cindy McCain’s kitchen looked a lot like The Food Network’s to one eagle-eyed website visitor, who spotted lots of similarities between recipes published on both sites.

SEO and the Presidential Race

With the Presidential primaries well under way, it’s time for a follow-up to my March 2007 post about how the Presidential candidates rate for SEO.

McCain Campaign Stops For MySpace, MTV

Following appearances by Democratic Presidential hopefuls John Edwards and Barack Obama, John McCain will participate in a campus dialogue hosted by MTV and MySpace.

McCain Buys Up Online Ads
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We’ve said it time and time again: in the 2008 presidential campaign, the Web will play a major role.  But as new numbers come out concerning Web ad buying, we’re getting a clearer idea of how the candidates have responded to the online world.

Googlers Take A Crack At John McCain

Never mind the PBS crew – at a recent debate starring John McCain, neither Jim Lehrer nor Gwen Ifill served as the moderator.  Instead, Google’s CEO, Eric Schmidt, filled that role.  And this seems fitting, considering that the event took place at the Googleplex, in front of a crowd of around 700 Googlers.

YouTube Stops John McCain’s Singing
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A political video featuring John McCain has been removed from YouTube, and MoveOn.org is not happy about it.  You’ll have to decide for yourself whether the group is trying to preserve free speech or let an opponent embarrass himself, but the matter speaks to larger issues in either case.

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