Mary Katherine Ham over at the Townhall.com blog observes that all three major Democratic candidates managed to get messages of condolence up about the Virginia Tech shooting in a timely manner yesterday, while none of the Republicans managed to do the same. In truth, I doubt if this means that the three Republicans care any less, but it does demonstrate a lack of nimbleness.
And that raises a question, for me at least. In the early days of blogging, it certainly seemed that rightish blogs -- libertarian and conservative -- seemed to predominate. And even though that's changed with Kos and the like, quite a few of the leading blogs still lean that way. And yet the Democrats seem to have embraced the web much more rapidly and effectively as a political tool.
I don't have any elaborate theory yet, although I am sure I will come up with one at some point. I do wonder how it will play out.