Kos The King Maker?
Kosite's just celebrated their first YearlyKos convention in Las Vegas, and have been annointed the king makers of the Democratic Party, by themselves and much of the MSM.
The coverage got me thinking, what's going to happen to Kos and the Kosites when they decide to make the wrong king (again). I mean, they are already 0-20 or 2-18 depending on who's count you use in deciding how well they are doing.
The truth is Kos is now "big time" as far as the media goes, but I think they are going to learn a hard lesson about being big time, and blogging sometime over the next few months. That lesson is what you blog about is open for everyone, not just your friends.
The vitrol of the Kos site has been well documented in the conservative, and even moderate left blogosphere as one of the problems of the far left.
So what happens when a Joe Lieberman, or other moderate decides that they'll use Kos AGAINST their opponent, instead of seeking favor with the 'netroots'? Anyone who thinks some of the Clintonistas at the DLC hasn't thought of this already is foolish.
When some far left candidate, who's fawning at the attention given by King Kos gets a little too over the top suddenly the commercials will start appearing show what his supporters are saying. And while it might appeal to that 20% of voters who call themselves hard core liberals, the one's you need to win over won't be as fond of what they see.
Then will come November, when the RNC will in all likelihood unleash a torrent of attack ads on candidates, or even the democratic party itself, showing the true colors of the king maker. Again, a sure way of turning off all but the hardest core liberal voters.
Howard Dean already proved this true in 2004, with "The Scream", when no matter how they spun it his netroot supporters couldn't rescue him from himself. Now the question is will they be able to rescue their candidates from the netroots themselves?
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