Yet another sign this is definitely a 21st-century campaign: Mitt Romney and Barack Obama have been snatching up dozens of web addresses to use as potential microsites that take a swing at some aspect of their opponent, each spending about $30,000 on domain-name purchases. And while these catchy, often issue- or gaffe-specific domain names are, in many cases, still sitting idle, USA Today's collection of ones purchased thus far is pretty entertaining.
It recounts Romney's acquisitions in much greater detail. As far an Obama goes, USA Today notes that he takes a more defensive approach (attackwatch.com) but also claims some that definitely take aim at his rival (Mittbot.com). Romney owns:
- fortyfore.com (this one is up and running, and tweaks Obama's love for golf)
- Mom-Ney.com (purchased after the accusation that Ann Romney has "never worked a day in her life"
- IwilltransmityourflexibilitytoVladimir.com (a mouthful, bought after this Obama/Medvedev meeting)