As I saw it early this morning (news pages have already been changing, but my earlier meanderings did give me a snapshot view)…
As far as online news sites like Yahoo’s or CNN are concerned, Obama is presently relegated to…where is anything on him? I went a couple pages deep and all I saw was Palin, mention that the Cultural War was reignited (which generally is good for the Republican party because it puts attention on their talk), McCain, McCain, McCain, Bush likes McCain, and that Palin’s daughter’s impregnator will attend the RNC like a good boy.
On Obama’s official site’s front page, I see a “Together We Can, Help the Victims of Hurricane Gustav” map featuring the states affected by Hurricane Gustav. I can click directly on a state on the map, I choose Louisiana, and it takes me directly to:
Obama and his staff, being more direct and focused, have worked together to exact swifter navigation and, presumably, results.
What you see when you hit McCain’s front page is a plea to donate to his campaign. Continue on to his second page and there is something about Hurricane Gustav included among other titles regarding donating to his campaign, volunteering for his campaign, and wearing Republican campaign T-Shirts. Click the Hurricane Gustav button and you are taken to a third page where you will see a button that will take you to a fourth page so you can read the speech given by Cindy McCain and the first lady. Click a button on that fourth page to go to a fifth page to “Take Action.” You get to choose which state to assist on this fifth page. I choose FL and it takes me to http://www.flahurricanefund.org/, where I have to now navigate that site. There was unnecessary busy work involved and that’s something that creates delays and ineptitude on a governmental scale, such as what did and didn’t happen after Hurricane Katrina.