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"This gives hope," writes fellow tea partier Amy Kane of Amy Kane Online Journal in the comments to our previous post, with overwhelming evidence that the people of Massachusetts agree with Scott Brown that It's not the Kennedy seat, it's the people's seat:
Late yesterday afternoon The Globe posted its endorsement of, surprise, Coakley and the comments section exploded in favor of Brown. This morning they re-posted the same lame editorial with a different URL and brand new comments section, and the comments section is once again leaning heavily Brown.
As the all-seeing, all-knowing Glenn Reynolds wrote way back in 1999, "The powers-that-be aren’t anymore":
Without talk radio and the Internet, Tennessee would probably have an income tax now.
The major media were almost all pro-tax, and anti-tax groups got little publicity, most of it negative and condescending. Used to the old way of doing things, state politicians (many of whom barely use e-mail) missed the groundswell of opposition until it was too late. Tax opponents, meanwhile, simply bypassed the traditional gatekeepers in the media and took their case directly to the people. The people responded.
Be sure to read the whole thing, a concise, early analysis of how the old-boy-networks are being "disintermediated via the Internet" As Tennessee goes, so goes the nation?
Update: Heading into downtown Boston shortly to do some more phone banking.
Update: Weekly Standard links. Thanks, Mary Katharine!