What's the conservative blogosphere for? Dean Barnett says ideas. Patrick Ruffini counters:

"the view that 'it's all about punditry' is just as short sighted as Kos's whining, thought-free winnerism."

Barnett budges an inch. Personally, I've always thought the great advantage of the blogosphere is that you don't have to be conservative or liberal. You can just be yourself, which turns out to require a little more cojones than many seem interested in.

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