Thursday, November 06, 2008 - A step in the right direction

There's a lot I like about, Obama's new transition website:

  • The name is prefect
  • The second topic listed on the home page is "Open Government" - again, perfect
  • It demonstrates forethought - they didn't put this together in the last two days, this has been on the radar from some time
  • It has a call for input, to give voters a chance to get involved
  • It gives folks an opportunity to apply for a job

The whole website is putting into action one of the primary message of Obama's campaign: change will happen, and you will make it happen.

My favorite area on the site, though, has to be the most boring - the agenda. From taxes to family, each item has a clear problem statment, and Obama and Joe plan. Why is this so important? If there's one thing I've learned in this election, it's that you can never have enough information about yourself available. With even the slightest information vacuum, rumors will take over in a hurry.

The only thing I'd like to see is a Q & A area, where folks can pose questions to Obama and get a clear response. This goes with the information theme above. Why not give yourself an opportunity to address an issue head on and directly?

Overall, well done.

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