If you've ever read progressive blogs then no doubt you, like me, have heard complaints about the netroots being stereotyped as all full of Matt Yglesias types: young, male, persons. The complaints are always backed up with statistics, but actually attending the conference really brings it home. By eyeball, the attendee pool here is whiter than the United States as a whole (and certainly whiter than the Democratic Party voting base as a whole) and does seem to include fewer genuinely old people, but it's a very, very, very mixed-aged group of very normal looking people.

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