Friday, August 3, 2007

Blogs make their political mark

Thursday, August 02, 2007 05:19:27 PM
Liberal bloggers can count the ways they are making their presence felt in the presidential race.
More than 1,500 bloggers are expected this weekend at the second YearlyKos Convention, which has about 70 sponsors, including unions and the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee. Credentials to cover the event total about 250.
The most telling number, however, is seven – as in seven of the eight Democratic candidates were scheduled to address the convention on Saturday, including top-tier candidates Hillary Rodham Clinton, Barack Obama and John Edwards.
Sen. Joe Biden will be in his home state promoting his recently published autobiography. "Love ya, Kos, but you ain't Delaware," he said Wednesday.

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Conservative Bloggers Comments:
It is obvious that blogs can rapidy disemminate information (or disinformation) and have the capability as a community to make an impact in the political arena. The crucial impat area are voters that have the potential to be swayed across party lines (or to a particular candidate) simply by the power of a blog. I am not aware of any study out there that can quantify this but it does make one wonder how much it does/can happen. The independent or undecided voter that gets his or her information from the web and ultimately decides to vote for a particular candidate in an election based on that information can swing an election (See the 200 Presidential election results if you have any doubts). Voters who are strongly afilliated to a specific party, though among the loudest voices on the blog scene offermuch less upside in the elections game. So the BIG question is how to attract and ultimately provide enough information to sway the indenpendent and/or undecided voter. If I had than answer I realize I would likely be rich, but it is an interesting conversation.

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