Wednesday, November 16, 2005

Michael: Jack Jackson, Jr. for Congress

Please visit www.backjackson.com, the website for Jack Jackson, Jr. who's running against Dick Renzi for Congress in Arizona's CD 1. Jackson's website is still mostly under developement, though he has inaugurated his blog, which I sincerely hope will not be as boring as most candidate blogs.

Jackson is off to a good start on that score by substantively taking on the issue of veterans' benefits on Veteran's Day in the context of his district. He seems set to write the blog himself, of which I strongly approve. Blogging should not be left to volunteers or media consultants any more. If candidates want their blogs to get any electoral and media traction these days, they need to be personally written at least part of the time.

There are no issue positions up yet at Jackson's site, so there isn't much to talk about. I do have an issue with his logo that apparently the consultants or volunteers who ginned it up must have overlooked. There is a crude vernacular saying, "he thinks the sun shines out of his ass," meaning that someone is self-centered. I can't help recalling this phrase every time I see Jackson's logo. He may want to consider changing it before he's too deeply invested in it.

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