As you likely know, our blog Dayton v. Kennedy
(daytonvkennedy.blogspot.com) underwent a major challenge several
weeks ago when our principal antagonist -- Minnesota Democratic
Senator Mark Dayton -- decided not to seek reelection. As good as that was for the people of Minnesota, it was nearly the end of a blog that had predicated its existence on "returning Senator Mark Dayton to the ranks of the Idle Rich in 2006".
For the last several weeks we have persevered by calling ourselves
'The Blog Formerly Known as Dayton v. Kennedy' or simply TBFKADVK. In
spite of Dayton's withdrawal from the race, our readership has continued to grow and we have been highlighted in several national publications. Jon Lauck, groundbreaking proprietor of Daschle v. Thune has generously called this blog "the heir to Daschle v. Thune". We expect that many other bloggers will begin to chronicle their respective state U.S. Senate races in 2006. Several already have. We intend to continue blogging the 2006 Minnesota Senate Race from a (Mark) Kennedy-centric perspective.
To that end we undertook to both rename and redesign our blog. A link
to the new site is below. After several weeks we arrived at the name
'Kennedy vs. The Machine' -- the "machine" being the amalgamation of
the DFL, Star Tribune, most local TV affiliates and all the national
Leftist groups who will bring their forces to bear on Rep. Mark
Kennedy over the next 18 months.
We hope you will enjoy the new site and will bookmark us just as many of you did with this one. Now let's get about the business of creating a filibuster-proof majority that reforms Social Security, restores the federal judiciary to constitution-friendly territory, and keeps our nation safe.
The Blog is dead! Long live the Blog!
Kennedy vs. The Machine