“In his remarks introducing Mark Warner in Las Vegas last week, Moulitsas praised Warner for being one of the first to recognize the power of the liberal netroots—for realizing, in Moulitsas’s words, that “maybe we weren’t these far-left extremist wackos that everybody else seems to think we are.” Indeed, many participants in the convention expressed frustration with the way in which bloggers are sometimes portrayed. Yet the remarkable thing is how little scrutiny Moulitsas’s writings have received in major media outlets. Now, after YearlyKos and all the attention that came with it, it seems likely that will change.”Will added attention to the Daily Kos crowd weaken its influence? Are politicians like the former governor of Virginia Mark Warner, who’s perceived to be a mainstream Democrat, likely to turn their backs on these leftist wackos? The answer to the second question is an unhesitating yes. Red state politicians will quickly learn to stay away from them. Moulitsas’ overt support is turning out to be a political kiss of death. Warner will probably never again attend a public Daily Kos function. Nonetheless, blue state political contenders will continue to rely on Markos Moulitsas’ financial support and campaign assistance. And may God help the naive blue stater who tries to moderate their image. Kos will do everything legally to destroy them. As I’ve predicted previously, the blue states will only get bluer. Needless to add, when it comes to the presidential nominee contest---the Daily Kos will be able to essentially veto any candidate not to his liking. No, Moulitsas isn’t going to disappear into the night. At the very most, he will be more subtle, possibly even disingenuous, when aiding red state Democrat candidates. The Daily Kos is unable to raise millions of dollars. He can, though, raise thousands. That alone will keep him in the game.