Whats gets me is that the red states HAD the opportunity to develop their own. They passed. As a result they shouldnt have the right to critique.<quoted text>
Speaking from experience, I have never seen a major website rollout that wasn't riddled with bugs. This happens with corporations too, not just governments.
Short-term (1-2 weeks), expect "quick fixes" to get the site functioning at a minimally accepted standard. This may involve minor tweaks to the software, or, more likely, throwing more hardware at the problem to mask the performance and scalability issues.
mid-term (4 - 8 weeks), expect a redress of the architectural issues with both the hardware and software.
Volunteerist has no right to gripe. Our CT site works fine.
I do agree with the pundits it was a stupid idea to set up login accounts first. You dont have to do that with our CT site, and it takes about 10 seconds to get a quote.
I certainly can understand why Obama chose not to acknowledge the flaws beforehand, in light of the political theatre. If these were normal times, he could of simply delayed roll out.