: Tim Oren puts his finger on one of the great appeals of certain political blogs: The very human search for a home:
As a centrist (by averages) I’ve found political bloggers who are strongly on one side or the other to be profoundly unpersuasive, whether it’s Kos or the Corner. Give me an honest, open, conflicted voice, whether it be Sullivan, Totten or Roger Simon. Someone who has had their world rocked, is looking for a home, and is therefore forced to tease out the issues with a voice that does not come from one of the echo chambers. These I find (at least) engaging and capable provoking new thinking, while those waging a full frontal assault based on premises I do not share are at best irrelevant and at worst repellant.