Friday, February 23, 2007

Moderate Democrat Is New Target of Liberal Bloggers

Only a year ago, bloggers were hardly taken seriouslly by the MSM, let alone the political establishment. Is this still just a fluke or the future of US politics?

Democratic leaders want their activists to focus on beating Republicans. But the grass roots and Net roots believe the political tide is shifting their way, and they can provide the money, ground troops and buzz to challenge Democratic incumbents they don't like. had two Bay Area chapters before the election; now it has 15, and they could all go to work against Tauscher in a primary. "Absolutely, we could take her out," said Markos Moulitsas Zúniga -- better known as Kos -- the Bay Area blogger behind the influential Daily Kos site.