No well known political blogger in Pittsburgh is part of the actual strategy group for any campaign.
I have yet to see the Ravenstahl campaign touting Matt Hogue as a hired gun to be a political strategist for them. Nor anyone else, for that matter. Perhaps the Burgh Report was, but it's gone so it doesn't make much of a difference now, unfortunately. Sometimes by habit I almost pull up the burgh report url on my blackberry, only to remember that it is gone. Fortunately, 2 PJ is still here even though it's not local as often.
Mostly though, I think it's important to remember that the blogs shouldn't be taken as the campaign statements.
Do I sound tired and old? Well, I feel that way.
That's really all I have to say on that topic.
*some people have informed me that some bloggers *are* helping candidates. But still.