'Romney is seeing the promise of the blogosphere'
A good look
at how Mitt is courting the conservative blogosphere. This line is quite accurate:
The blogosphere is likely to have greatest influence in the primaries, because blogs appeal in large part to the political junkies and party activists who often decide primary races.
We saw the same thing happen over at BMG
during the contested Democratic gubernatorial primary in Massachusetts. The insights into individual campaigns were great. ... As for some bloggers possibly being duped by courting candidates, it happens with reporters too. Every presidential election seems to produce a candidate that media members swoon over -- usually a moderate to-the-left-of-the-pack underdog -- and then that candidate promptly loses. Anderson. Tsongas. McCain. etc. ... Maybe this coming election will produce influential blogs that strictly monitor individual blogs. That would be welcome.