July 30, 2004
HUGH HEWITT on convention blogging:
Bloggers acquitted themselves well because they are a very smart group. In fact, I think it is hard to overstate how much better informed Matt Yglesias, Matt Welch, Mickey Kaus, and Tim Blair — all of whom I interviewed on air — are than every elected official I interviewed. These are serious thinkers though with good humor mixed in, and the blogosphere is simply the democratization of punditry, with the result that talent wins.
The arrival of the bloggers is a big deal. They’ll never not be here in the future, and now the question is who gets to blog the debates?