It's early in the campaign and lots of real people (not people like you) are not paying attention with precision detail yet, but let's take a gander at the candidates' Web sites.
Ever since Al Gore invented the Internet, campaigns have had this device that can be both a boon and a curse.
On the one hand, it gives candidates a way to reach voters directly, lure money out of their pockets and post only the information that looks most favorable to them.
On the other, it's a bear to prepare. Before you can post issue papers, you've got to write issue papers. To have an events calendar, you've got to have somebody feeding it with current events (or you risk looking outdated as some of our candidates already do).
That's one thing you will find lacking at this stage in the game - a calendar that tells you where and when you might see the candidate.
You're also not going to see much in the way of details about their stances on specific issues.
So this is your chance to offer up ideas for what info you'd like to see candidates post on their Web sites.
Here are the links to the highest state offices you'll be voting on this year:
- Terri Hallenbeck