Oregon: The Democrats running for Senate in Oregon held another debate. At the debate, there was a question on the impact of blogging. Speaker Jeff Merkley praised blogging for its ability to disseminate information on progressive candidates. Steve Novick called blogging “a way for a number of people to waste a vast amount of time.” I like to think bloggers are doing more than “wasting a vast amount of time,” but what do I know? That wasn’t Novick’s only significant faux pas. After having taken heat for past support of Ralph Nader and past harsh bashing of Barack Obama, Novick’s Democratic Party loyalty is again called into question as, at the debate, he suggested that he’d prefer to see the independent candidate for Senator, John Frohnmayer, win the race instead of the Democratic nominee if he himself doesn’t win the primary. The Guru will support whoever wins the nomination, and will add Oregon’s Democratic nominee for Senate against the loathsome Gordon Smith to the Expand the Map! ActBlue page. It would be nice if Novick demonstrated similar Party loyalty.