The blog is now the way we get our political views in front of the rest of the world. The rise of blogging has given some new and greater influence to many people that had little before. The joining of minds that are in agreement, as well as a forum for debate, has opened many eyes to the power. Some blogs rival traditional media in reach and power to influence our opinions. This fact has come with a price. Or many prices. Some people use the power to deride, some just to insult. OUR mail boxes can be filled to overflow so quickly it makes one's head spin.
The discussion of issues in a civil way is also one of the powers that can be employed. Let us hope to see more civility.
As major and minor politicians use this power, their purposes should be easier for us to see.