by Patrick Appel

Joyner counters Ross:

It seems to me that the chief barrier to bloggers getting elected to public office isn’t so much their typically introverted personalities or lack of access to money but the mere fact that we’ve accumulated a long paper (pixel?) trail of recording every fool thought that’s passed through our minds over the last several years. Even bright, thoughtful, decent types like Douthat and Klein and Lord knows, Kaus and Joyner have written things that would kill a campaign dead, dead, dead if it showed up in an attack ad.

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