Richard Kirsch, national campaign manager of HCAN, said he would like the netroots to be realistic.
Rebecca Dana reports from netroots Nation, where Twitter—not Bill or the other A-list pols—was the star.
But Tester, who was elected with strong support from the netroots, is in a special bind.
She also has the potential to raise money nationally from the netroots and others on the left who loathe Emanuel.
Part of the netroots decline had to do with the inevitable maturing of the movement and the simple evolution of the Internet.
But the netroots, like most Democrats, were divided among Hillary Clinton, Barack Obama, and John Edwards.
Wiley represents the outer reaches of wingnut-dom, but his views are echoed in debates across the netroots echo chamber.
Courting the netroots again, the president tries to get his 2008 groove back.
Back in the day, at the very least the netroots could arrange for boatloads of cash for favored candidates.
The netroots are now just a random collection of bloggers.