January 9, 2003  ·  Lessig

So I wandered over to Senator Edwards’ website, and was impressed to see an online donation tool. So I tried it out. It told me my card was declined. I tried another card. It too was declined. Both cards are fine, so I figured there must be a problem with the routine. And so I searched the site for an email addres–any email address at all–to tell them something is wrong with the site. Result? None. Click “Contact Us” and you’re given a mailing address in North Carolina and a telephone number.

Oh well. Still waiting for the internet candidate.

  • http://sethf.com/ Seth Finkelstein

    I found an email address in the WHOIS data.

    Note the site is giving me an “under construction”
    message now.

    EDWARDS2004 (JOHNEDWARDS8-DOM)

    Domain Name: JOHNEDWARDS2004.ORG

    Administrative Contact:

    EDWARDS2004 (F4478-OR) edwards2004[at-sign]worldnet.att.net

  • http://nathan.dintenfass.com Nathan Dintenfass

    I hope you will take the time to write a letter to the Edwards people about your findings. Someone with your name recognition might actually spur them into doing something about having a less than friendly Internet presence.

  • http://www.mcgroarty.net Brian McGroarty

    Most business and political entities first deploy websites as one-way read-only brochures.

    For businesses, I wonder what most commonly affects a realization that there’s more to a net presence than saving on leaflet printing. Is there a political analog?

  • AJ

    Look at Edwards2004.com

  • Anonymous

    The Internet candidate?

    http://www.deanforamerica.com/ , perhaps.