I'm starting to think that 2006 may be the last year of Internet amateurism in American politics. Slow, steady, and clunky seems to be the rule for Internet services offered to congressional candidates here in the 24th District.
The latest example is Republican Ray Meier. Ray Meier has been planning for weeks, nay, for months, to replace Sherwood Boehlert as the establishment Republican candidate for Congress here in the 24th District. Rumor is that Meier is going to make his big announcement speech tomorrow.
So what has Meier been doing to launch his campaign online? Not much.
It was just last Wednesday, March 15, that Ray Meier bothered to register the domain for his web site, raymeierforcongress.com. And what, pray tell, will you find if you go to RayMeierForCongress.com?
Apparently, all that Ray Meier is prepared to say to the voters of the 24th District at this time is "Hello, world."
Hm. Hello, Ray.
This is a campaign beginning that rivals Jeanine Pirro's now famous question, "Do you have page 10?” Never fear, loyal Republicans. I understand that Ray Meier plans to get some revisions onto his web site very quickly.
The new web site will offer a much more comprehensive picture of Ray Meier's thoughts on how to represent the 24th District in Congress effectively: "Hello, world. My name is Ray."