Have done an article for Progress on Brandgate/Rossgate.

Sample paragraph:

Behind all this “disgusted of Tonbridge Wells” mentality there is a silent majority who are seeing this issue has having assumed a significance out of all proportion. The vast bulk of these are the young who are not persuaded by old media and are more open to thinking for themselves having seen the YouTube footage and made their decision rather than relying on Red-top editorials. The same applies to politics. In the age of web2 and the blogosphere the old style negative advertising techniques that placed Bushes into the White House over a 20 year timespan play least well of all to the first time voters that Obama is chasing.

The full thing is here.