See Bill Clinton’s Sleek 1996 Campaign Website


In 1996, presidential campaigns blasted off to the depths of cyberspace for the first time. Voters hoping to learn more about Bill Clinton and Bob Dole dialed up to the web, typed candidates’ respective web addresses into a Netscape browser and waited — and waited.

When the pages finally finished loading, visitors to the sites saw web presences that were impressive at the time but downright archaic by today’s connected standards. As rudimentary as they may look 16 years later, the sites marked a historic moment when presidential politics made a connection with the Internet.

An article published in the January 1997 issue of The International Journal of Press/Politics even theorize…
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