How do candidates’ web sites perform?

Yahoo!’s Nicole Sullivan analyzed the political candidates’ official web sites comparing performance for each using ySlow:

In honor of Super Tuesday, we thought it would be fun to take a poke at the Presidential Candidates web sites and share with you what we found.

How did they do? Overall, atrociously, all the candidates failed the YSlow exam except Mike Gravel who earned a “D”. Page weight was a problem for Barack Obama, whose site weighed in at almost 700Kb. It was even worse for Mitt Romney, whose site weighed a whopping 1,531Kb. I hope he doesn’t have supporters trying to make contributions on dialup modems!

Turns out that Huckabee is faster and lighter than Romney. Clinton makes too many requests. And Obama needs to expose more above the fold.