Much has been made this week about the arrival at the Democratic Convention of a cohort of bloggers. They even were credentialed. Not only were there items in blogs about the bloggers, but there were stories in all the mainstream press. See the NYT here and the Washington Post here.
Well, it just so happens that at the Aspen Summit program, we have two of nation's best-known bloggers and authorities on how the web is changing our politics and our political dialogue. The Tuesday program: "Closing Address: The Future, How Politicians, Policy Wonks, and Ordinary People Use the Web". The highly impactful bloggers with real world experience: James Taranto, Editor, OpinionJournal from the Wall Street Journal Editorial Page and Co-Author, Presidential Leadership, and Dan Gillmor, Columnist, San Jose Mercury News; blogger; author, We the Media : Grassroots Journalism by the People, for the People.
I'd be surprised if James and Dan didn't have some interesting observations concerning the invasion of the bloggers at this year's political conventions--and much else about how the web is impacting the way politics is conducted and policy made.