Evan Dawson had asked the question, in anticipation of our coming to the studio, “why are there so many more Progressive bloggers than Conservative?”
The short answer is, I think, that Progressivism is less easily defined – and more importantly – that it’s very factional. This means: some of us are economic progressives, others gay rights activists, others many other things. You don’t have to be all of the above in order to be a Progressive and one rarely is. That means that Progressives often feel that thier niche issue is not getting the exposure that they feel it deserves.
That lends itself to the need for self-expression on a very personal level. That, I think, leads heavily to blogging
By comparison, Conservative values can be boiled down to small government, low taxes and strong military. You don’t need a lot of voices to make that happen.