Dayton v. Kennedy

Returning Senator Mark Dayton to the Ranks of the Idle Rich in 2006


Instapundit Glenn Reynolds on the Future of Politics and the Web

Glenn Reynolds -- god-emperor of the blogosphere -- weighs in with his Tech Central Station column on "Politics and the Web". Reynolds notes the blog that likely had the greatest impact this year was John Lauck's Daschle v. Thune blog.

In one of my first posts I refered to this blog as "son of Daschle v. Thune" and predicted that Lauck's efforts would contribute mightily to a Daschle concession speech.

"I've written before that blogs on state and local affairs have more potential than is generally realized, and this is another example. National political blogs have to compete with the national press and punditry, and with a host of similar blogs. Local blogs can often devote as many person-hours as local newspapers and television stations, and can pay close and continuing attention to subjects that the traditional local outlets gloss over or ignore. This is probably better for Republicans than for Democrats, since traditional media tends to lean pro-Democratic, but it's also probably better for challengers than for incumbents, since challengers face more barriers to getting their message out than do incumbents. Expect to see a lot more of this sort of thing in the next election cycle."



  • At 11/11/2004 10:03:00 PM, Blogger southernconservative said…

    glad to see the site. i visited daschel vs thune almost daily and contributed to the thune campaign regularily and was happy to see the victory. maybe we can do the same here. i am from alabama and want the best for the country. i will be back on a regular basis to see what is happening.....


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