Wednesday, July 27, 2005


Paul Hackett: The Blogosphere And The Grass Roots Flex Their Muscles

Ohio's second Congressional district has for the past twenty years been so securely Republican that only once during that time has a Democrat received so much as 30% of the vote. But that's about to change. Paul Hackett, a lawyer and Iraq war veteran, is currently neck and neck with Republican Jean Schmidt for the special election coming up next week. And it's because the blogosphere and the grass roots flexed their muscles. Been wondering why the DLC and Blue Doggers are suddenly going hard on the attack against the Democratic rank-and-filers that make up the grass roots and the lefty part of the blogosphere? It's because they're about to lose their control of the Democratic party.

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