No kidding. With Chuck Hagel securing Obama’s nomination for Defense Secretary today, opponents are upping their game. Hagel has been widely criticized for his antagonistic stance on Israel. With so much of the political war being waged on the social media battlefield, Hagel’s camp should have known better than to leave his name up for grabs. But evidently, they didn’t.
— Gilda Mundson (@GildaMundson) January 7, 2013
Yup. The Emergency Committee for Israel, an organization advocating for strong U.S.-Israel relations, has snatched up the ChuckHagel.com domain. Site visitors expecting to see promotional materials for Hagel are greeted instead by a host of reasons to oppose his nomination.
Oversight: http://t.co/dA7Vyjbk is not the website you think it would be. Oops.
— Colin Campbell (@MrColinCampbell) January 7, 2013
Twitterers are impressed by ECI’s move and giving Hagel’s team the business for being lazy:
How does Chuck Hagel not own http://t.co/jvmmDWdb? Two Senate campaigns, a flirtation with a presidential campaign, and you don't buy it?
— Adam Peck (@AdamReports) January 7, 2013
— Kenneth P. Vogel (@kenvogel) January 7, 2013
Dig what's happening over at http://t.co/oG7FMrcU
— Tim Miller (@Timodc) January 7, 2013
— Katherine Cresto (@kcresto) January 7, 2013
Emergency Committee for Israel purchased http://t.co/GJoe5HQr.
brilliant move on their part, however betchy it is.
— Annie Peck (@TheAnandaShow) January 7, 2013
— David Reaboi (@davereaboi) January 7, 2013
— Ben Cohen (@BenCohenOpinion) January 7, 2013
Hagel aside, this Emergency Committee for Israel site looks pretty spiffy: http://t.co/2uVcKfgA Puts campaign sites to shame.
— Igor Bobic (@igorbobic) January 7, 2013
— Mikayla Hall (@MikMarieHall) January 7, 2013
It's 2012, Chuck Hagel. You lose the Internets today. http://t.co/TlC5N8Iy
— Matthew Hurtt (@matthewhurtt) January 7, 2013