Thursday, September 24, 2009
It seems Barbara Boxer has a challenger in her upcoming Senate race (2010). Should she worry? Apparently not. Carly Fiorina is getting laughed at all across the internet by both liberal and conservative commentators alike. In case you don't know, Carly is an ex-businesswoman trying to make a go at the political theater. She was the CEO of Hewlett-Packard until they fired her ass for incompetence in 2005 (technically a forced resignation). She was the first woman to lead a fortune 20 company, which should be applauded, and that makes it that much more unfortunate that she sucked at it. Of course, she got hers before leaving; a $42 million severance package.
But this is not why Carly is currently a minor laughing stock in political circles. Her campaign site is. A red background with an email subscriber function and a high school quality flash presentation is all there is to see. The slogans are inane; go look for yourself. Democrats wasted no time tearing into it. The Huffington Post lead the charge. But as CNN points out, Republicans also found it to be sub-par. Me? Well, I don't pretend to be a particularly skilled Flash developer but I am a web developer and I do use Flash pretty regularly and if I was responsible for that mess, I would be pretty embarrassed.
Carly, you've got to be fucking kidding me.
Look, design aside, where is the information on her platform? Where does she stand on issue A, B, and C? Give me one reason why I should vote for her based on this site (not that I could anyway since I'm not from Cali, but you know what I mean). The site fails in both design and content, and what else is there to judge it on? If Carly Fiorina has any hope of unseating Boxer, who won her last election by a pretty solid margin, it starts with her taking down this teaser piece of crap and putting up something at least informative. The design improvements can come later. Otherwise, her political aspirations aren't going to look much better than her business record. Sphere: Related Content