Travel back in time and see what the websites of presidential candidates looked like 20 years ago



Screenshot/Bush Cheney

These days, presidential campaigns are all about Snapchat as a way to reach voters. Before that, politicians embraced social media like Facebook and Twitter.


But one consistent aspect of political campaigns over the past 20 years has been the humble candidate website. As a place to sign up new volunteers, solicit donations, and lay out a policy platform, an old-fashioned website can't be beat.

And through the years, candidate websites have come a long way, from basic HTML-and-GIF affairs to fully-featured web applications. They've also picked up some of the most annoying things about the web, like full-page takeovers asking you to sign up for a newsletter.

Here's what campaign sites looked like in the web's early days: