So, there’s this Politico story about Matt Drudge, which we of course saw on Drudge Report not Politico. It discusses Drudge’s staying power, his continued influence and his emergence “as more of a threat to the Republican [McCain] than to the Democrat [Obama]…a matter of open alarm to Republican strategists and surprised satisfaction to Democrats.” The story also notes Drudge’s role as inveterate framer of the news cycle:
“He serves as an assignment editor for the national press corps. If he has a story up, you know the cable networks are going to cover it all day,” said Kevin Madden, who was Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney’s campaign press secretary during the GOP primary.