Thanks to Andrewha who alerts me to THIS article in the New York Times, which is headlined THE YEAR OF THE BLOGGER. It highlights the facilities the Democrats and the Republicans are providing for the two hundred or so bloggers who will be attending their respective conventions.
Sadly, I now won't be attending the Republican Convention in Minneapolis/St Paul for reasons I won't go into here (they are nothing to do with politics). I will, however, be attending all three party conferences. I wonder if our political parties will be making any effort to provide bloggers with comparable access and facilities. I'm not holding my breath.