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. (GolsonThis is the potential of citizen-driven media. There are issues that Americans care about, and if the mainstream media won't talk about them, someone else will.
The interview is worth a read for anyone interested in the Senate race.
Golson, Blair. "Ned Lamont: The Truthdig Interview." Truthdig. 25 April, 2006.