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The Secret Code Behind Barack Obama’s Website

I got curious about the web technology choices the two candidate's campaigns have made. So I took a look at the source code behind their websites. You can do this by visiting and and then selecting "View Source" in any browser. Romney's campaign website reveals

  1. it runs on Drupal
  2. it's served from Amazon CloudFront (which I believe had a big outage tonight)
  3. the code is a mess

Obama's campaign website by contrast has clean code that includes a giant ASCII-art Obama logo at the top of the page spelled using the letters 'u', 's' and 'a'. Classy nerdy fun. Click the screen-shot above for a bigger view. Check it out!