Sunday, January 22, 2006

Centrist Bloggers on ... Centrist Bloggers

I've been a little slow on the uptake about this, but I did finally want to mention New York Sun columnist John Avlon's Friday column, which covers the precipitous rise of centrist blogs and their potential to "dealign" American politics - in a good way. Highly recommended reading. Avlon concludes:

"As politics awakes from industrial age rules to information age realities, old political labels are outliving their usefulness. The rise of centrist blogs under the Beltway radar screen is another indication of how quickly the landscape is shifting on the road to 2008, and why Washington might be the worst place to assess the instincts of the American electorate."

Of course all of us centrist bloggers were delighted to both see our names in print and have a chance to talk about and amongst ourselves on the impact we've had and are having - and hopefully will continue to have - whatever that impact is. If you haven't already, be sure to visit the posts at Centerfield, Mighty Middle, and Maverick Views (don't miss the comments on the last one, they are great).

Judging from the number and variety of centrist blogs that have appeared over the last year or so (including this one), I'd say we're off to a good start. De-alignment doesn't happen overnight, but the rumbles of reform are sounding in the distance. I'm proud to be doing whatever miniscule part I can in this effort, and I hope everyone reading this will stay along for the ride.


At 7:31 PM, Blogger Phil S said...

Hopefully, the Centrists of both parties will take over and give this nation back to its people!!!!
Enough of the sniping and bickering-time to work together!!!
Keep on fighting, Jeremy!!

At 10:25 AM, Blogger Carol Gee said...

I first say your address at TPMCafe, which has a nice crop of centrists. Remember the thread where everyone introduced themselves a few months ago. I also post there and at DailyKos. Big contrast between those two. So you can assume I am an ambivalent Democrat. So what else is new, huh? Like your blog.

At 1:41 PM, Blogger The Screaming Centrist said...

Yee-haw! That's great news. For my part, I hope I'm having an impact on my five readers.


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