I am glad my piece on the netroots and ideology attracted the thoughtful comments of Mark Schmitt and the Prospect's own Ezra Klein and Matt Yglesias. In a companion response on my blog, I have answered the criticisms of bloggers and activists Chris Bowers and Sterling Newberry.
Tuesday's Connecticut primary race between Joe Lieberman and Ned Lamont is not about the netroots. The outcome will be a referendum on Lieberman's Iraq stance, his coziness with President Bush, and his attention to his constituents, as well as Lamont's qualifications. But you can bet that if Lieberman loses, both the netroots -- the online activists organized around political blogs -- and their moderate critics will agree that the netroots community is responsible.