I’m not trying to make this a political blog, but I read something in The Washington Post yesterday that made me angry.
First the back story: My neighbor that I really like (the one who I told about BlogHer) knew that I went going to a blogging convention in Chicago and so she was excited when she saw this article in the paper.
Is that the one you went to? It says mostly white males.
No, mine was almost all women. Can I see the article?
It was the Yearly Kos Bloggers Convention. Yes, I understand that The Daily Kos is huge and I understand that it is mostly progressive political bloggers, so it make sense that the candidates would be interested in this venue, but seven of the eight Democratic presidential candidates were there.
SEVEN OUT OF EIGHT.
You can’t see it in the online article, but in the paper paper there are pictures of Hillary Clinton, John Edwards, Barak Obama and Dennis Kuchinich speaking at the conference.
BlogHer got Elizabeth Edwards.
No offense to Mrs. Edwards, but seven of the eight Democratic candidates had no trouble showing up to Chicago the first weekend in August, but only one week earlier not one candidate (Democrat OR Republican) came to the girl blogging conference.
Again, I understand that The Daily Kos has more pull than me. I understand that it was an appropriate venue for these people. I know that there were twice as many people there. I get all of that. But what I don’t get is this – why couldn’t one of them have made the time. Hillary is a woman. Barak Obama has an office in Chicago.
I don’t know. Maybe I am just being a cry baby. Maybe I am overestimating the influence of women bloggers, but I don’t think so.
What do you think?