by user Mjhasley
I've learned a lot about candidates and MySpace ever since the Barack Obama situation. The main thing I've learned is that there are a lot more unofficial sites than I thought. For example, Tom Tancredo, Mike Huckabee, Ron Paul, and Sam Brownback all have MySpace spots now. What surprises me is that some of them don't mention them on their campaign's web site, like Tom Tancredo.
I'm not sure why they don't advertise that. Are they afraid they'll lose support from the older crowd who probably just visit their campaign site? Do they think the younger voters don't visit the main campaign site, so MySpace is good enough?
I'm guessing that sites where they're allowing supporters to keep up don't make the main page of the campaign site in case they want to distance themselves later. For example, Huckabee doesn't have much of a campaign site and doesn't list MySpace at all. But he does have two sites that I've found for him. The first one, http://www.myspace.com/mikehuckabeeforpresident, claims that it's unofficial. The second one is http://www.myspace.com/huckabee2008. They seem identical. They each are friends, but one has over 1000 friends and the second has 350. Wouldn't the campaign just want one?
Chris Dodd's MySpace page, http://www.myspace.com/senatordodd, might as well be run by "supporters" because if his staff is running the site, then why did they let " Queen of Diamonds " post on his site an herbal remedy for small penises? Not smart.
John Edwards has the same problem with the "Queen of Diamonds" and others who a few days ago were dropping the F-Bomb on his site.
It will be interesting to see if these pages become sites for support, or more for vandalism.