mikehuckabee.com: Feel the Surge
With all the breathless splatter over Republican presidential candidate Ron Paul‘s improbably virulent web campaign, other contentders’ efforts to leverage 2.0 in ’08 tend to get lost.
But political web watchers are linking the surge in the polls of the genial Mike Huckabee to his wise use of the web. Writing for the techPresident site, Zephyr Teachout recently counted the ways Huckabee’s been using the web wisely.
The short list:
1. Enlightened use of UGC, including videos that have some sport with ol’ Huck
2. Holding blogger conference calls
3. Leaving typos in this blog
4. No flash, no splash, kind of dorky big buttons and navigation.
Note how all of these things help establish the candidate’s authenticity. His team is using the web to make Huckabee more “real”–not just to preach to the converted.
And speaking of which, you won’t want to miss the video, posted just today, of the good governor and immigration advisor Chuck Norris discussing. . . faith.politics, Web 2.0