Disclosure: I worked for the Lamont campaign doing web design and production and some writing for the official blog (from 9/5/06 to 11/07/06).
Wednesday, April 26, 2006
Ned on the Blogs
I’m very appreciative of the blogs. I’m coming at this race as a bit of an outsider, with not high name recognition, and who cares passionately about the issues, but when I talk to the mainstream media, it’s all about process and money and delegates. It was the blogs who said, “Hey, there are compelling issues out there, and let’s see how Lamont stands.” Whatever the blogs’ reputation, they opened the door to more serious discourse than the mainstream media did.
- from an extensive interview at Truthdig.
More news today: the AP reports on the launch of the petition drive today, The Progressive has a great article on the grassroots finding Ned and vice versa, convention delegates around the state are getting calls from Joe's people pleading for support, and Enigmatic Paradox explores the long-term implications of the Lamont campaign.
24 days until the convention, 104 days until the primary, 1,000 days until Bush leaves the White House.