WLS goes NextGen

ABC-owned WLS-TV here in Chicago has a new feature on its website you can use to keep track of the Presidential Candidates.

WLS (Channel 7) is using the NextGenPolitics feature so users can interact with candidates , not only in the Presidential race, but soon local races as well, including the hotly contested State Attorney’s race.

Only problem is the candidates don’t usually answer the user’s questions – and the one who did – Democrat New Mexico Governor Bill Richardson – has already dropped out of the race.

It’s a great feature – unfortunately, it works best if the interactivity is a two-way street.