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Are you into politics? I mean way into politics. Will you be watching with baited breath all four debates? Countdown the important events in the 2008 Presidential Election with the Election Countdown 2008 Gadget.

Countdown to all three Presidential debates, the Vice Presidential debate as well as Elections day and Inauguration Day.

Important links will rotate at the bottom of the gadget including links to register to vote at RocktheVote.com as well as the two major party candidates’ websites.

Choose from eight different gadget skins including one for Barack Obama, John McCain, Old Glory and more:

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8 comments:

KyleD said on September 28, 2008 at 2:50 PM ...

This is a cool gadget. In fact, it's the best countdown gadget I've ever seen, but I think it should be smart enough to know that, if I pick the Obama background, I don't want the ad banner at the bottom to EVER display the McCain ad. Seeing that ad displayed on my screen periodically is enough to make me remove this gadget from my system.

 
Donavon West said on October 1, 2008 at 12:23 AM ...

@KyleD

Thanks. We do nothing but write professional quality gadget for our clients.

I understand your concerns and your disdain for McCain, but use this emotion to make sure that you not only get out and vote on Nov 4, but talk to your friends and make sure they vote.

You can also volunteer at your local Obama headquarters or display the "Stop Voting" PDF poster.

 
KyleD said on October 16, 2008 at 11:58 PM ...

Thanks, but this isn't about my disdain for one candidate or the other. I'm saying that your gadget should check to see which background I've selected and, if I've picked the Obama background, it should be smart enough not to display the McCain ad banner. The goal here should be to target your banner ads at the right audience. Your advertisers would tell you the same thing: Don't bother showing my ad to my opponent's supporters. Show it to my supporters and undecided voters (those who picked the "Blue" or "Old Glory" backgrounds, for example).
And don't worry, I and ALL of my friends and family will vote on Nov. 4th.

 
AeroSquid said on December 10, 2008 at 5:20 PM ...

how about updating it and removing mccain eh?

 
Edrene McKay said on January 5, 2009 at 12:55 AM ...

This is great, but most timers for the transition from Bush to Obama, are set for Noon on January 20th. This one is set for 12 a.m. (midnight), instead of 12 p.m. (noon). No big deal, but I was looking at it tonight and thinking I shouldn't get a sense of false security when it gets down to 00 because there will be twelve hours left and Bush could still do something dumb (like start Word War III).

 
Linda said on August 3, 2009 at 1:03 PM ...

so now do you have a new one for the next election?????

 
buyergen said on December 10, 2009 at 2:12 AM ...

Will there be any count down widget for other event like openning of online marketplace , http://buyergen.com ?

 
hong_hai_long said on November 19, 2010 at 3:55 AM ...

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