Roundtable critical review of

all the presidential candidates’ websites

Part 1 

In today’s featured segment, John joins the Weymouth Three Musketeers (Deborah Brown, Alice Arena and Linda Broadford) to do a critical review of the campaign websites of the Democratic candidates running for president in 2020. The team looks at the websites from the point of view of activists looking to get involved with a campaign. During the discussion, we rate the websites in five different categories using a five point Likert scale. Our goal is to show you what the candidates are doing right and what they’re doing wrong so that you can build a better website for your campaign. This is part one in a two-part series that reviews all the candidates’ websites. ​

Categories for evaluating the presidential candidates’ websites:

  • First impressions 
    Could you find the site using a search engine?  Once you found the site what did you think?

  • Ease of use 
    Could you navigate around the site?  Was site user friendly? 

  • Informative 
    Does the site educate you about the candidate? Does the site tell you about the candidate’s stance on issues?

  • Call to action 
    If you want to support the candidate does the site provide you with a way to do that?  How effective is the call to action? 

  • Contact information 
    If you wanted to pledge support, volunteer or have a follow-up question, does the website provide a method of doing this?

Ranking of presidential's websites, part 1

  1. John Delaney
    U.S. Representative, Maryland
    (Score 4.45)

  2. Julian Castro
    Former Secretary of HUD
    (Score 4.2)

  3. Kamala Harris
    U.S. Senator, California
    (Score 3.75)

  4. Pete Buttigieg
    Mayor of South Bend, Indiana
    (Score 2.75)

  5. Tulsi Gabbard
    U.S. Representative, Hawaii
    (Score 2.6)

  6. Cory Booker
    U.S. Senator, New Jersey
    (Score 2.2)

  7. Kirsten Gillibrand
    U.S. Senator, New York 
    (Score 1.95 )

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