It’s not every day that I get a chance to read a post involving both online advertising and politics, so imagine my pleasure in reading this piece from Rick Klau:
Browsing a news article today about Barack Obamaâ€™s swing through New Hampshire, I was struck by the AdSense ad block on the right: an ad for Barackâ€™s own site at BarackObama.com, an ad for DraftObama.org, a site run by my buddy Ben Stanfield designed to encourage the Senator to run for President, and an intriguing third ad placed by Barackâ€™s fellow Senator, Dick Durbin.
Klau offers a great analysis of the intentions of the advertisers targeting Obama related news stories and search terms. Klau’s a politically active guy in Illinois who works for FeedBurner, the company that powers the RSS feeds for The Deets. He throws out his 2008 presidential prediction at the end of the post:
For the record, I think the â€œdraft Obamaï¿½? sites will be short-lived. I think he declares by mid-January (I have no inside knowledge of any timeframe, just what I read in the papers). And I think he wins the nomination and the Presidency.
I like his thinking. Do you think he’s right?