"A blog (Remember that most people still don't know what one is.) is essentially an echo chamber can too easily become mistaken for a megaphone with a reach far longer than it actually has."
Yep, you nailed it Gerard! As a reader of primarily conservative and lefty blogs, I was no fan of John McCain. As a result I was astonished that he was getting the votes he did in New Hampshire and South Carolina.
"Ha, just a flash in the pan," thought I. "Wait for Florida where Rudy or Romney will derail his 'straight talk express'." Whoops, so much for Florida.
Well, just wait for Super Tuesday. After Super Tuesday it gradually dawned on me that there seemed to be a lot of Republicans out there who actually liked McCain. Doh, you mean we diehard conservatives are not as numerous as we like to believe. Or as the blogosphere leads us to believe.
I have the usual issues with McCain (immigration, McCain-Feingold, shutting down Gitmo, etc.), but he is far closer to what I believe than either Hillary or Obama. I'm gettin' behind him, and, if he picks a conservative VP, I'll be enthusiastically behind him.
In the meantime I've got to keep repeating, "Diehard conservatives are not a majority in this country............yet."
I don't have MDS...but I'm not dazzled by the image of McCain as President.
It's not good when your candidate's slogans could be:
Meh, you could do worse.
Meh, he's not that bad, I guess.
While the Democrats with Obama are selling Hope and Change!!!, we're dealing in meh.
We are screwed.