It’s a simple idea — Count down until former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton follows through with her promise. But it has gotten a lot of attention.
40-year-old Jed McChesney awoke Friday morning to find that his new website had crashed. When he glanced up at MSNBC’s “Morning Joe,” he learned why: Bernie Sanders had tweeted it to his 1.5 million followers.
McChesney had made the site, iwilllookintoit.com, earlier this month, after hearing Hillary Clinton say those words in a Democratic presidential debate. That was her response when asked whether she would release transcripts of her paid speeches to Goldman Sachs and other big banks.
Clinton’s speeches were on McChesney’s mind. A day earlier, she’d seemed dismissive of the six-figure fees the banks had given her when she said in an interview that’s what they’d offered her.
“To me, it was the equivalent of her saying, ‘Let them eat cake,'” McChesney said. And that’s when the 40-year-old web developer in Olathe, Kansas said he became a fan of Sanders, whom he calls “genuine” and “the real deal.”
Within a few days, McChesney had donated $650 to the campaign and created the now-famous website. It’s exceedingly basic, with red text on a white background and a running timer showing how long it has been since Clinton uttered the “look into it” promise.
The site had been getting a little news coverage here and there but exploded in popularity after the Sanders tweet. No one from the campaign reached out to him beforehand, McChesney said. “This is all a total surprise,” he said.
The Sanders campaign did not immediately respond to a request for comment.
About 50,000 visitors flooded into the site before the crash, and another 50,000 had clicked in the first two hours after McChesney switched to a larger server and got the site back up, he said.
The Clinton-questioning website took him five minutes to put together, McChesney said, “and it’s the most successful thing I’ve ever done.”
You can see the website for yourself here.
The Associated Press contributed to this article
Jonathan woodham says
The best news source I have found!
Too bad that he didn’t also see the error in electing a Socialist President in our country. I guess most young people were not around to see the falicy and fall of Communism in Russia. Why anyone would want to have a Socialist government owning everything and be dependent on the government to provide for them reflects on the failure of our government controlled education.
Beautiful! Now, all that’s needed is to do the same thing except this tine add all the “look into it” promises and maybe just maybe, voters will WAKE UP! This women us an uttet disgrace to America!
How can anyone who calls themselves ‘American’ want someone as corrupt and dishonest even CONSIDER shaving her in the highest position in our Country?!!
LIKE IT HAS BEEN SAID IT WOULD BE LIKE OBAMA’S THIRD TERM AND WHAT HE STARTED SHE WOULD FINISH AND DISTROYING AMERICA AND BRING US TO OUR KNEES A M E R I C A IS THAT WHAT YOU WANT YOU HAVE ONE SOCIALIST N BY THE WAY IS A COMMUNIST AND IN THE SAUL ALINSKY MODEL BOOKLET IT HAS HILLARY IN IT AS A REGISTARD COMMUNIST IF YOU DON’T BELIEVE ME JUST GO TO A BOOK STORE OR ORDER IT ON LINE AND SEE FOR YOUR SELFS
Beautiful! Now, all that’s needed is to do the same thing except this time add all the “look into it” promises and maybe just maybe, voters will WAKE UP! This women Is an utter disgrace to America! This monster MUST BE STOPPED!
PS.spell check failed in my last post
john allan says
How could anyone even consider voting for such a person ,,,,, well of course who would have voted for Obama , the 2nd time around, OH well you get what you vote for !!!!!!!!!!
Not necessarily. If GOP have their way they could dump Donald by pressuring delegates in spite of popular vote. Then, because of those incredibly stupid people who voted for Obama a second time, we will likely get Hillary. So, the American public’s vote won’t matter at all. What then? Exodus or Revolution?
Justin W says
Good idea! Expecting Hillary to protect the American people from her high-paying clients is ridiculous. Money comes with strings. In Hillary’s case, the huge speaking fees means a President Hillary might talk about regulation, but it is unlikely her regulations would proposals would endanger the bottom line of the big banks.
Wayne Person says
The GOP is weak and stupid and the Democrats are simply crooks so whats left….TRUMP