Where's the beef?
Whether you think that the title comes from an old Wendy's Ad, from a Mondale speech, or from a Coyote McCloud recording, I think that we have to look at ourselves and ask the question.
The posts to SNTP that get lots of comments are those that deal with either personalities or are keeping score in the "game" of politics. This is what you should all expect, because that is the way that the media presents elections. Notice to all: most media will not deal with issues. That is too much work.
I noted that my comments about the problems with the delta and the way that the Pombo led House Resources Committee was screwing things up got hardly a comment. When someone talks about the personal interplay at a Democratic Club function, it draws many a comment. When I suggested in my first post that Pombo had a vulnerability because of the opposition of sportsmen to some of his programs, someone wrote that this was a welcome, fresh perspective. When Matt posted about an editorial put down of Pombo in a magazine called the Fish Sniffer, the only commenter was myself.
Hey, this requires that someone understand the issues in the delta and how they affect our lives. That is complex. That is not as easy as chatting about how a candidate is doing. But, consider this. The Fish Sniffer has ~25,000 reader in the Valley. I would be that most of the fish the Delta, or fish the mountain streams for trout. If someone is really upset about Pombo, you need reasons that get to people where they live and this is one for a population of sportsmen. If I were living in Lodi, or Brentwood, and I wanted to see Pombo gone, I would make sure that I visited all the little Marina's around...I might even leave a copy of the Fish Sniffer editorial. I sure wouldn't sit around complaining about whether Matt edited a piece fairly or not.
On second thought, maybe you should read the Fish Sniffer's latest editorial before you do: Congressman George Miller Urges Anglers To Join The Battle To Save The Delta