Barnes’ Web site goes live

Roy Barnes, the once and potentially future Democratic Georgia governor, made his first major public foray into the 2010 race on Friday with the launch of Roy2010, the campaign’s official Web site.

The site features updated photos and a video from Barnes, who lost his bid for re-election in 2002 to now Gov. Sonny Perdue.

Barnes announced in June that he would join the race for the Democratic nomination, but did not officially begin his campaign until this week.

The new site is still fairly bare bones, with little in the way of the new tools that have come to define 21st century campaigns. While the video on the site is via YouTube.com, Barnes has yet to launch official Facebook or Twitter accounts, but campaign aides said Friday all those toys are coming soon.

In the video, Barnes says he doesn’t have computers or telephones yet, or even a campaign office, but the enthusiasm to seek his former job.

Barnes’ entry to the race makes it a four-way primary for Democrats. Also running are Attorney General Thurbert Baker, House Minority Leader DuBose Porter (D-Dublin) and former Adjutant Gen. David Poythress.

Anyone wanting to compare Barnes’ site to the others, here are links to all four:

8 comments Add your comment

mg

July 10th, 2009
3:20 pm

After failing so miserably before why dos he think we will elect him again.

If we do all we will get will be another socialist State Government.

Welcome to the USSA!

GoOx

July 10th, 2009
3:25 pm

Barnes is an old washed up has been. There is only one personwho can move GA forward, my man Ox.

Look at everything he done as insurance commissioner.

DCK

July 10th, 2009
4:13 pm

Barnes can not be trusted any more now than in the past. In the December 7, 2004, issue of the Fulton Daily Report, he was quoted as saying “Don’t ever depend on a legislator or regulator to defend your rights. Because I’ll tell you: It depends on who gives the most money and who takes them to the best steak dinner.” He should know after living on the public payroll for more than 28 years.

Mac

July 10th, 2009
4:18 pm

Mmmmm. Steak.

Mac

July 10th, 2009
4:21 pm

Mmmmmm. Money.

DaveDawg

July 10th, 2009
5:05 pm

GoOx, are you kidding? Seriously, what has that tool done as insurance commissioner, aside from shady politics and dealings?

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Chika Bennett

July 22nd, 2009
9:22 am

I’ll be glad to have Roy Barnes back as governor of the great state of Georgia. He is the best candidate for the office. What has Oxendine done but do his job as the insurance commissioner? No sentiments please.