May 23, 1995
High-Tech Alexander Campaign First to Hit the
Alexander to demonstrate his campaign's new Web Site in Washington,
WASHINGTON, D.C./CAMBRIDGE, MA - Republican presidential candidate
Lamar Alexander today unveiled his campaign's new internet Web Site
during press conferences in Washington, D.C. and Cambridge, MA. He
also won the support of two cutting edge software executives who
have pledged to raise awareness, support and money for Alexander's
"As America accelerates into a new era of technology and
communications, we cannot afford to have a President who uses a rear
view mirror as his roadmap into the 21st Century," said Alexander.
"I think it's important that he understand how deeply this new age
of information technology affects us all. This technology will shape
the next century as much as this President will."
Alexander - who founded the Republican Exchange Satellite Network
which served over 3,000 sites with interactive neighborhood
meetings, has traveled with a Macintosh laptop computer for years
and announced his candidacy on America On Line - is widely regarded
as the candidate most deftly using cutting edge technology as an
integral part of his presidential campaign.
Alexander also picked up the support of Kevin O'Leary and Michael
Perik, President and CEO respectively of Softkey International.
Softkey is one of the world's leading publishers of consumer
software and is located in Cambridge, MA.
"The future is coming upon us rapidly, and Lamar Alexander is the
most qualified and capable to usher America into it," O'Leary and
Perik wrote in a letter released today.
"I have always seen computers as an important tool for education and
communication and I worked hard to get them in Tennessee's
classrooms," said Alexander. "Now more and more Americans are making
communicating through the computer an increasingly important part of
their lives, I have therefore made it an integral part of my