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Florida’s Democrats need a new theme

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Something that sticks in my craw every single time I visit their website is the theme used by the Florida Democratic Party: Putting Floridians First Because Security Begins at Home What an Orwellian jumble of idea-by-committee sloganeering. Thematic horseshit like “…Because Security Begins at Home” must have been a by-product of knee-jerk, post-9/11 thinking entirely irrelevant in the current political and economic environment. Sure, a website tagline may seem like small potatoes, but maybe it’s not. Maybe it says something…

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Florida’s Democrats need a new theme

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Something that sticks in my craw every single time I visit their website is the theme used by the Florida Democratic Party: Putting Floridians First Because Security Begins at Home What an Orwellian jumble of idea-by-committee sloganeering. Thematic horseshit like “…Because Security Begins at Home” must have been a by-product of knee-jerk, post-9/11 thinking entirely irrelevant in the current political and economic environment. Sure, a website tagline may seem like small potatoes, but maybe it’s not. Maybe it says something…

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Before today, Alex Sink’s campaign website had not been updated since November

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On her website today, gubernatorial candidate Alex Sink is asking for your support of the disaster relief efforts in Haiti. But before this, Sink had not updated her website since November 4. As Mike Thomas writes in damning piece of Sink’s campaign so far: Consider the Alex Sink campaign Web site, alexsink2010.com. It proclaims that “the St. Petersburg Times released a poll yesterday that showed Alex ahead by one point.” The poll is 2½ months old. That coincides with when…

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Which campaign website is scarier…Richard Eldridge’s or Joe Smith’s?

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I don’t want to make fun of either man; Richard Eldridge is the comic relief the mayoral race needed and Joe Smith is honorable man who probably deserves better than to run for public office. That said, both candidate’s websites are horrifying. The problem is, I can’t figure out which one is worse. You decide. or

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Scott Wagman and Charlie Justice’s cookie-cutter recipe for campaign website design

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The folks at Rearden-Killion must be real busy these days. How else to explain the cookie-cutter work they baked up for Charlie Justice’s new campaign website. It’s a complete rip-off of the website designed for Scott Wagman’s campaign. My design team and I took a look at both sites and found these notes the Rearden-Killion designers embedded in the code, revealing their step-by-step guide. Step 1: Layout the template. Step 2: Feature the candidates. Step 3: Utilize social networking. Step…

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Avert your eyes! Kathleen Ford’s website is up

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Kathleen Ford’s campaign website is now up and running, almost a month after she filed her paperwork to run for St. Petersburg Mayor. It isn’t the roogoodoo that Bill Foster’s site is, but it’s pretty bad, even by political website standards. How do I hate thee, let me count the ways: The header is generic, with cut-and-paste Americana bunting and a campaign pin that reads “Ford ’09.” The top left of the site is dominated with icons that link to…

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Running for mayor? Rep. Rick Kriseman’s website teases, but source says he’s not

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From PoHo: With the simple and unelaborated headline “Running for Mayor” on his personal website, the legislator shakes up the field draws some attention for St. Petersburg’s mayoral election later this year. Will Rick Kriseman announce he is running, after seeming like he wasn’t while awaiting a Ken Welch candidacy? Or is the headline prelude to his explanation that he won’t run? UPDATE: It’s the second scenario from above. A source with knowledge of Kriseman’s decision says the representative is…

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