I think Robert is breaking new ground in his early coverage of the Edwards campaign. Despite what a few people have written, he is not there to help Edwards, but rather to report on the campaign. He is rubbing elbows with traditional media and giving readers a sense of what it's like to be there.
There are many blogging journalists there, but Robert is the only one whose roots are in the geek neighborhood of the blogosphere. If he does as well as I think he will, you'll never know whether he's for or against Edwards. But he may impart some observations and information that will help me decide on whetrher I am for or against the candidate.
Occasionaly, I get asked whether or not I envy Scoble. He's so much better known than I am, gets to speak more often than I do, has 10 times my readership. The answer is almost always no. I am extremely happy with the way the Naked Conversations experience came out for me.
But in this one particular case, I completely and totally envy Robert. i wish I was there. i wish I were one of the boys on the press bus sitting next to the Washington Post reporter.