Portrait of a Blogger

Washington Monthly has a long profile of Markos of Daily Kos in its upcoming issue. Writer Benjamin Wallace-Wells traveled to Berkely to do an in-depth article. Is it favorable? Yes and no, but mostly yes. It's more like Wells is still scratching his head, trying to figure out both Markos and bloggers. It's not a puff piece, but it does give Markos his due for being the world's largest political blogger, for being committed and smart and for remaining down to earth. And it does capture that left-right ideology is not his focus. His goal is for the Democrats to win.

There are a few laudable quotes:

The DCCC's executive director, John Lapp, says that Moulitsas's model is “a signal event in political history, like the Kennedy-Nixon debates, in how it gets people involved.” And Simon Rosenberg, the president of the centrist New Democratic Network (NDN), says that “frankly I don't think there's anyone who's had the potential to revolutionize the Democratic Party that Markos does.”

There's a comment about how Markos never blinks. I've never noticed that. But, he does sleep, (picture taken at the Fleet Center in Boston during the Democratic National Convention.)

Markos seems pleased with the article, despite some factual errors he corrects.

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    Re: Portrait of a Blogger (none / 0) (#1)
    by The Heretik on Thu Dec 22, 2005 at 05:35:57 PM EST
    A little passion in the Dems would be a good thing. Whether Markos Daphne Zuniga Moulitsas is only the larger, most painful splinter in the shattered Democratic party is for others more wise than me to decide.

    Re: Portrait of a Blogger (none / 0) (#2)
    by Talkleft Visitor on Thu Dec 22, 2005 at 07:35:12 PM EST
    I am a proud father of two girls, each born in "Berkeley". (Alta Bates by a wonderful midwife)