Opinion: ‘Tom Henry for Mayor’ website updated

The official Tom Henry for Mayor has a new look.

But, to be very honest, I’m not sure about the image on the home page under the heading, ‘Mayor Henry makes it official, seeks new term’. While I won’t swear to this, the photo seems like one I remember seeing four years ago when he first ran for Mayor. I will swear to the fact that I don’t remember seeing Karen Goldner at the announcement today and I certainly don’t remember seeing former Mayor Graham Richard or Tom Hayhurst there either. The podium was also a different color – which was the first thing that caught my eye.

I have to admit I was surprised, at first anyway, to see https://twitter.com/tomhenry4mayor and https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=657618734 links on the page.

However, surfing into both, I remembered seeing these before. In fact, the Twitter page has zero Tweets, Following’s, Followers or Listed’s. The facebook page says that I have a pending friend request, but to be honest, I’m thinking that was possibly a year ago. I can’t pull up a date, but it’s been a long time! There’s a graphic on the website suggesting one follow’s them on facebook, but that’s kind of difficult if they don’t approve the requests. Looks like there’s a bit more work to be done.

Anyway, the website holds much promise. Lots of information on what he’s accomplished – and there are some big accomplishments, but one glaring omission – what does he want to do with another four years? What does he see in the future of Fort Wayne? Where does he want to take us next? A candidate’s website, which is a reflection of their campaign and candidacy, should answer, among others, two basic questions:

  1. What a candidate hopes to accomplish if elected, or in this case, re-elected; and
  2. What’s the plan?

There’s still time to talk about these two things, it’s very early in this race.

Just my two cents worth.

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