Politico’s Mike Allen:

The nation’s top Democrats are suddenly rushing to appear on the Fox News Channel, which they once had shunned as enemy territory as the nemesis of liberal bloggers.

The detente with Fox has provoked a backlash from progressive bloggers, who contend the party’s leaders are turning their backs on the base — and lending credibility and legitimacy to the network liberals love to hate â€” in a quest for a few swing votes.

In a span of eight days, Sen. Barack Obama (D-Ill.), Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton (D-NY.) and Democratic National Committee Chairman Howard Dean are all taking their seats with the network that calls itself “fair and balanced” but is widely viewed as skewing conservative.

The important part:

The Democratic leaders’ new openness to Fox reflects the liberal left’s diminishing power, at least at this point in the political cycle. Once feared by the Democratic candidates, these activists are now viewed at least in part as an impediment to winning the broad swatch of support needed to clinch the nomination.

Well, not only the nomination, but the general. the problem, of course is that the nutroots incorrectly believe themselves at the political center of America. A look at FNC’s ratings should put that into perspective. Despite years of calling for a boycott of Fox, the fact is that Fox still draws more viewers than any other cable news network. That trend is true even among Democrats as a subgroup, thus showing the importantcy of the nutroots, insofar as the majority of Americans are concerned. Arguably, it also shows how far out of touch the nutroots are with the majority of Americans.

The myth of the power of the Nutroots is broken.


Sister Toldjah notes the same link and wonders:

Don’t these clueless wonders realize that in the end, the desire to appeal to every last voter you can trumps “principle”?

I think, Sis, you’ve answered your own question, when you put “principle” in quotes, frankly. THey never WERE rooted there, just in the power to dictate to others. This one demonstrates they’ve lost that ability.. and that the mythical power of the nutroots has been exposed as a myth. They may very well be the force behind the really whacko left, but nobody else.


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