Who has blog power?

From the Hartford Courant comes an insightful article by Chris Bigelow that helps to place the role of blogs in the political game. In it, Bigelow remidns us that blogs are still more of a vox populus than a slickly-run piece of campaign trickery. The key player in the recent Connecticut election wasn't Lamont's personal blog, or even one particular pro-Lamont blog. Rather, it was a collection of blogs run by people who might have only supported similiar causes as Lamont instead of him specifically. The lack of control that a campaign manager has over these blogs must be maddening but there is no use fighting against it. For now, the power of the blogs seems to be siding with those on the left. Remember though that this is only temporary and the history of the internet is full of fickle trends.