You might want to check out the exchange on impact, politics and blogs at

Chuck Tyron’s entry “Blogs That Matter” Dec 03/03

http://chutry.wordherders.net/archives/001137.html

There are some interesting comments about the quotidien and political activity that perhaps gives the lie to the USA today article quoted in the entry entitled “The Last Days of Blogging” at Planned Obsolenscence. Aren’t apocalyptic scenarios just so circular? *wink*