October 5, 2004 11:56 AM PDT
Is the PC a political machine?
There's been no shortage of political commentary on the Internet, especially since Web logs took off in the past couple of years. But as the presidential race turns red hot in the weeks leading up to Nov. 2, political Web sites are popping up faster than political leaflets rolling off the presses.
Entrepreneurs with a political bent have also stepped in to take advantage of the medium. Don't like Kerry? Buy a bottle of W Ketchup. The Web site not only dishes on Kerry's wife, Teresa Heinz of the Heinz ketchup empire, but touts its all-American ingredients and the American way. The Web site, however, doesn't make a call to arms for electing Bush.
Laughter may be the best way to reach out to voters. And in the case of animated Web site JibJab.com, both Bush and Kerry supporters will find something to chuckle about--truly a bipartisan political Web site.