While the blogosphere can be a powerful medium for effecting change and revealing issues that the main stream media won't or can't (due to lack of resources) focus on, sometimes the only thing that will give a candidate a kick in the pants is call from a good old-fashioned print reporter.
As we discussed a few days ago, the Democratic nominee for the 10th Congressional District, Dan Seals, was busted once again for using an old, misleading endorsement on his website, which applied to a prior election, and a different opponent (Democrat Julie Hamos), than Bob Dold, the current GOP nominee who Seals must face in the general election. I say again, because the same thing happened when Seals was running against Hamos, and used stale endorsements on his website. Seals did nothing to change his website when we called him on it back during the primary, and he did nothing to change it this time, either, until the Daily Herald called him about it yesterday.
Of course, when the DH called, the Seals campaign immediately labeled it an "oversight," and took down the endorsement.
I love the double standard applied by the Dems. Anything their guys do is a "mistake" or oversight. No harm done, nothing to see here, please move on. But when our guys make mistakes... well, you've heard of Armageddon, right?