has a review of the candidates’ websites, including “awkward attempts at hipness” and “weirdest moments.” John McCain’s virtual outpost, for example, won this critique: “The main image from the pre-site landing page essentially says, ‘Welcome to the online obituary for the late Senator John McCain.’ “

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OVERALL IMPRESSION Both his site’s URL and its “The Tour” section could lead easily confused voters (most, according to the last election) to think that the site is in fact promoting next year’s traveling revival of the Who’s idiotic rock opera.

AWKWARD ATTEMPT AT HIPNESS The homepage’s invitation to “visit Tommy” on Flickr, which is a site that hosts photos and in no way facilitates “visiting.” The Flickr page does, however, host this image of Thompson spying on his staff in the shower.

WEIRDEST MOMENT Thompson, a man with no formal medical training, claims that he will cure breast cancer. Perhaps more ludicrous: He claims that he can become president.

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