What BTD said
The only thing he got wrong was when he said that he was speaking only for himself:
To gain respect, fight, with the truth, for what you believe. Not the politician you believe in (as I said it is a mistake to believe in any politician). The "Netroots"/Left blogs stopped doing that for the most part. They became a Wurlitzer for Barack Obama, during the primaries against Hillary Clinton and now of course during the general election - without regard to issues.
When it comes to McCain, the choice is easy it seems to me. While I strongly disagree with Palinpaloooza for political reasons, I must say that I owe the Netroots a modicum of respect because they are acting in detriment to Barack Obama's political fortunes because they despise Sarah Palin. Palin seems standard issue to me and I REALLY despise John McCain and what he stands for so it is easy for me to do the politically smart thing - focus on McCain.
Credit where credit it due, the Netroots has been doing the politically stupid thing focusing on Palin because they really hate her. If they stick to issues on Palin (hard to arguer against "lipstick on a pig" if you are going to focus on tanning beds), then more power to them.