Time again for our Website of the Week, when we showcase interesting and innovative online destinations. Our web guide is VOA's Art Chimes.
Democratic Party holds its presidential nominating convention in Denver this
week. To help you get to know one of two men almost certain to be the next
president of the United States, our featured website this week is BarackObama.com.
Candidates use their websites to raise money, rally their supporters, and let voters know where they stand. More than ever before, they're doing it now with videos, so you can hear them speaking in public events or in interviews about, for example, the war in Iraq.
"I think that we now understand that this has been probably the biggest foreign policy fiasco in a generation," said Obama in a video on the site. "So what I've said is that we've got to be as responsible and careful getting out as we were careless getting in, but we need to get our troops out of the combat roles that they've been placed in. They should not be refereeing a civil war in Iraq."
On BarackObama.com you can follow news about the candidate; check out his appeals to groups such as students, labor union members, and people with disabilities; or listen to his views on the economy or education.
"No one needs to tell me about the importance of education, because I wouldn't be where I am today without it. I didn't come from wealth. I didn't come from power. And my family came from relatively modest means, but they had a good education and they instilled in me a desire for a good education."
The site also includes lavishly produced videos featuring a variety of endorsements, from ordinary Americans to distinguished Harvard law professor Lawrence Tribe. "He was, all around, the most amazing student that I can remember having in 37 years and thousands of students...."
more about the Democratic Party's [presumptive] presidential nominee at
BarackObama.com, or get the link to this and more than 200 other Websites of
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