US presidential hopefuls launch MySpace profiles

The popular social networking site launched on Sunday a section dedicated to the 2008 presidential election. Called the Impact Channel, it is the latest attempt by an internet company to educate voters by serving as an information hub for political candidates and the public. By clicking onto, the site's mostly young users can link to the personal pages or "profiles" of 10 presidential hopefuls. Obama, Hillary Clinton, John Edwards, Joseph Biden, and Dennis Kucinich were among five Democrats who have set up MySpace profiles. Republicans McCain, Rudolph Giuliani, Duncan Hunter, Mitt Romney and Ron Paul, the Texas congressman, have also set up MySpace pages.