C-Span Open Thread
by Matt Stoller, Sun Mar 18, 2007 at 03:23:45 AM EDT
I'm on at 8am to talk about Presidential politics and blogging.
A shorter way thinking about the of blogs on politics is to recognize that the elite stream of opinion - that of policymakers, elites, politicians, journalists - is largely out of step with the public. Blogs play in the space between the elite stream of discourse and the discussions going on in bars and over kitchen tables.
I don't know how that will play out throughout the Presidential election. Bush is still President, and he's unpredictable and is unlikely to play the good soldier for the Republican Party. That strikes me as a big enough variable that I can't really move beyond it to make any predictions.
Blogs are still going to push on public discourse to make it more credible and in step with the public mood.