My good friend, Matt Stoller of MyDD, has scolded me just a bit for some minor swipes I took at the leftish blogosphere. I probably deserved the swat.
Nonetheless, Stoller has an excellent follow-on article to my post about Marshall Wittman and the effort to shape the centrist cosmetics of a McCain-Lieberman 2008 White House run.
He saw this same dynamic in the Lamont-Lieberman Senate race in Connecticut, and what Matt Stoller understands that sizeable chunks of the left-progressive blogosphere don’t is that just saying something is so, over and over and over again, just doesn’t make it so.
We need real strategies with traction — not hyperventilation, and not self-delusion.
— Steve Clemons