In the Wall Street Journal, Glenn Harlan Reynolds (aka Instapundit) says bloggers are making a difference in this election campaign:
"With accredited bloggers at both conventions, this can fairly be called the first presidential election to be blogged. And that just might matter--though if it does, it will be as much because of big-media vices as it is of bloggers' virtues."
One interesting angle not mentioned in the Wall Street Journal: Reynolds wrote in his own blog that he skipped President Bush's convention speech to play poker with friends.
Of course, I'm not criticizing Glenn for his decision. Poker was the wiser choice, I'm sure. I missed Bush's speech too. We were watching the 1959 Russian film classic based on Nobel prize-winner Mikhail Sholokhov's tragic novel, Destiny of a Man (Sudba Cheloveka).