want to be president? get facebook

I suppose I shouldn’t be surprised. But it does look a little bizarre: John Edwards, Barack Obama, Hillary Clinton – they all have Facebook profiles. Now Hillary and Barack barely really have anything on their profiles except for who supports them – instead of the “Add friend” link there’s a “Support Hillary” link, and her network is “Election 2006”. Maybe they were added by the Facebook team rather than deliberately? I hadn’t heard of Evan Bayh, another would-be-president, but had to chuckle when I read his Interests according to his Facebook profile:

Energy Independence, National Security, War on Terror, Iraq, Veterans and Military Personnel, Education, Middle Class, Poverty, Environment, Racial Equality, Economics, Business, Globalization and Trade Policy, Elections, Indiana Politics, Indiana Sports, Democratic Party, Phi Kappa Psi, Football, Colts, Pacers, Graeter’s Black Raspberry Chip Ice Cream, Cherry Pie, Apple Pie, BBQ

Bizarre. I wonder if it works? I suppose it might make more sense than setting up a stand in a college – if this is where students are, that’s where these candidates want to be, I guess.

If you want more, go look at John Edwards’ list of social network sites where he has a profile. He has busy campaign workers, that’s for sure!

20. February 2007 by Jill

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