Yes, everyone believes the power of the blog and the internet can influence politics. Ask anyone who believes Howard Dean's success was attributable to just such activity.
The question is how do bloggers assess their own power, in order to best direct it? Are there conscience raising consequences of influencing elections simply for payment. Do five pieces of silver buy a person these days? http://www.sun-sentinel.com/news/local/southflorida/sfl-314bloggers,0,575327.story?coll=sfla-home-headlines
I wonder if this is swarming will produce a negative effect, just as an irresponsible plague of locusts trying to flex their wings. Yeah, cool, see what we can do? Or aw, dang it, look what happened?