The domain game

The Web intentions of politicians can tell us whether someone is thinking about running for another office. Or it can tell us whether someone is thinking about making money by registering a domain and then hoping to sell it to a candidate thinking about running for another office. Or it can tell us a political party is reserving the domains. In other words: It’s not a reliable political yardstick.

On the other hand, it can be fun to poke around.

Seifertforgovernor.com (Rep. Marty Seifert), brodforgovernor.com (Rep. Laura Brod), and sullivanforgovernor.com (former gubernatorial candidate Brian Sullivan) are taken. They were registered on the same day in April 2008.

Kohlsforgovernor.com (Rep. Paul Kohls), Hannforgovernor.com (Sen. David Hann), Michelforgovernor.com (Sen. Geoff Michel), Weaverforgovernor.com (Former Pawlenty chief of staff Charlie Weaver), Gramsforgovernor.com (former Sen. Rod Grams) and Ramstadforgovernor.com (Former congressman Jim Ramstad) are available.

Pawlentyforpresident.com was registered by Rep. Pat Garofolo, R-Farmington.

  • http://minnesota.publicradio.org Ken Paulman
  • H Michael Whalen

    Pawlenty’s next move should be a physical move – out of state. It’s unlikely that he could deliver his base (the upper Midwest, including Minnesota, Wisconsin, and Iowa) in a presidential election. He could try a government in exile from, say, Oklahoma for the next eighteen months. I’m sure the governor’s political philosophy would play well in a number of adoptive states far from Minnesota.