An interesting comment made by anonymous blogger x4mr is buried down at the bottom of an 87-comment thread to the June 23 Data Port. I’ve brought it up here because I think it’s well worth our discussing. Here ‘tis:
"I may be out of my depth here, and if so, apologies in advance.
How many people are we really talking to here? How many people are really reading/listening? How much do these blogs really influence elections? Who does this discussion really serve?
Make no mistake, I enjoy doing this and actually TDP is my favorite place.
If we are 50 people, or even 100, that perhaps get watched by another 100, we mean what?! This is over 80 comments deep and I am really not trying to start anything, but I think these blogs serve the bloggers, all 200 of us (or whatever) that might actually vote in CD8.
I think campaigns need to watch what is happening, but blogging is not an effective way to get votes."
What do the Data Port political junkies think?