Still fuming over NBC not allowing me to watch their Olympic coverage without knowing the result beforehand, amongst my internet wanderings last night I set out to find the presidential candidates' television ads. Many hate them but I find them interesting...and...well...when you live in a state that is the antithesis of 'swing' you have to actually ask to watch campaign commercials.
All politics aside...found something extremely interesting on the candidates sites: Barack Obama greeted me with a video required my email to move ahead (which I on a second trip found out wasn't true, but it was not obvious how to go straight to his website). JohnMcCain went straight to his page, where I was greeted with a BRILLIANT option, and what I wish NBC would do on NBCOlympics.com
John McCain actually ASKS me what I am!! Am I a supporter? Am I undecided? or Am I Unregistered to Vote (he's obviously missing a few options but you get the point).
I didn't play around the site much but I hope those options then give you a different "John McCain experience" I really want NBC to ask me if I've seen an event or not, and then let me watch it. I have no idea who won many of the medals, even with the Olympics over, and would definitely go back and watch some of the events. Not if the result flashes across the screen as I watch it though.
Well done McCain's website people. Well done.
NOTE: I was slightly off on Obama's site. If you click on a GOOGLE ad, you get the personal welcome message and need to enter your email (click on his logo uptop to skip). HOWEVER if you go to his site directly it's a picture of him and Biden, again asking for your email, but there is a 'skip signup' button.