The netroots, the liberal Democrats who've been instrumental in making the Internet an important political tool, are disappointed in President Barack Obama.
While the left is hardly abandoning a man they helped elect, the 2,000 Democratic bloggers, activists and organizers who wrapped up four days of Netroots Nation meetings at the Rio All-Suite Hotel and Casino Sunday are sending him a message: It could be harder to generate the kind of passion in this November’s congressional elections that was so crucial to his 2008 victory.
"A lot of people woke up every day in 2008 and asked, 'What can I do to get Obama elected?' " said Adam Green, a co-founder of the Progressive Change Campaign Committee. "We want him to succeed, but unfortunately what we've seen so far is an unwillingness to truly fight the powerful interests. MORE...
Monday, July 26, 2010
"'Netroots' disappointed in Obama, but want him to succeed"
David Lightman (McClatchy):