Obama's Prospects Pose New Concerns for Netroots--"Yep, the way it's looking, we might actually win this thing . . ."Howie P.S.: If the Beltway can be compared to The Company, the WaPo is the in-house mouthpiece.
That's Markos Moulitsas talking, a.k.a. "Kos" to everyone here at Netroots Nation, the four-day liberal blogapalooza that ended Sunday at the Austin Convention Center. He's got a head cold, which explains his hoarse, strained voice, and by "we," he means the Netroots and their candidate of choice, Sen. Barack Obama. If the Netroots can be compared to high school -- still maturing, somewhat cliquish but definitely a community -- then Obama, as the presumptive nominee, had been voted Most Likely to Succeed.
"I've been waiting to see just how much he's going to involve the Netroots in the way he thinks about policies," says Guzman, who voted for Obama during the primaries but says he was "disappointed" with Obama's FISA vote.
"The Netroots are not going away. It's only going to get bigger," Guzman continues. "We're all learning to live with each other."