I don’t think Hagel’s announcement on Monday will be that he’s running for president.
If he is running, apparently he’s running without a web site… or at least the likely domains don’t seem to be owned by an entity tied to the senator. For starters, three of the ones below are advertising links to BarackObama.com or HillaryClinton.com.
hagel2008.com – owned by Network Solutions
http://www.hagelforpresident.com/ – for sale by owner
ChuckHagel.com – “For inquiries, please contact: info@ChuckHagel.com“
http://www.chuckhagel2008.com/ – reserved by GoDaddy.com
It appears “Chuck2008.com” is currently unused.
There is an unofficial blog.
UPDATE: Hillary Spot reader Michael notes, “ChuckHagel2008.com is “parked” by GoDaddy. That typically means that the domain name has been reserved, but nobody has put up a web site yet. The web site could be in preparation internally, ready to go “live” at a moment’s notice. Same with hagel2008.com.”
Would Hagel’s nascent campaign use GoDaddy (of the controversial Super Bowl ads) and/or Network Solutions? I guess it’s possible.
ANOTHER UPDATE: Michael updates again with more valuable information:
ChuckHagel2008.com was created on 28 November, 2005. Its registrant has chosen to use GoDaddy’s anonymous registration service, so we have no idea who owns it.
Hagel2008.com, on the other hand, is owned by the “Sandhills PAC”— Senator Hagel’s own. It says that the domain was created on 8 June 2004, and updated last on October 11th, 2006.
So *IF* Hagel is running, the obvious money is on the Hagel2008.com domain. But isn’t it interesting that these domains were snapped up so long ago? In the case of Hagel2008.com, it was before Bush’s re-election!
Hmmm… I remain a skeptic, but maybe Hagel2008 will suddenly bloom with a campaign web site come Monday…
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