How atrocious is this candidate's website?

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No, Monica Abbott’s official campaign website is not the Worst Website Ever, but it’s damn near close:

I’m sure Abbott will defend this turd by saying she’s a first-time candidate or that she doesn’t have a lot of money or that she’s just getting her campaign started.

Whatever.

Abbott’s website is a symptom of all that is wrong with St. Petersburg politics — that city politics are downright bush-league. Looking at this website, it’s difficult to argue otherwise. I mean, really, is that an AOL email address?

For being the fourth largest city in the fourth largest state, St. Pete still practices amateur hour politics. That’s why ne’er-do-wells like Bill Dudley get elected. And with so-called leaders like Bill Dudley on City Council, it’s not surprising that most of the city’s major challenges — what to do with BayWalk, the Pier or the Stadium, etc. — go unmet.

One of the ways this city can evolve to the next level of its development is by attracting better, more capable candidates to run for and serve in office. The reverse of that means punishing the obviously amateur candidates for who they are: amateurs.

Ms. Abbott, from her resume, does not look like an unintelligent woman. But,I’m sorry, Ms. Abbott, St. Petersburg deserves better than this first course you are offering.

Peter Schorsch is the President of Extensive Enterprises and is the publisher of some of Florida’s most influential new media websites, including SaintPetersBlog.com, FloridaPolitics.com, ContextFlorida.com, and Sunburn, the morning read of what’s hot in Florida politics. SaintPetersBlog has for three years running been ranked by the Washington Post as the best state-based blog in Florida. In addition to his publishing efforts, Peter is a political consultant to several of the state’s largest governmental affairs and public relations firms. Peter lives in St. Petersburg with his wife, Michelle, and their daughter, Ella.