Since Markos Moulitsas (nicknamed "Kos") founded the liberal website Daily Kos in May 2002, it has had over 215,000 registered users and over 2.5 million unique viewers per month.
In 2004 Moulitsas endorsed former Vermont Governor Howard Dean for President. Dean is now the former chair of the DNC and founder of the political action group, Democracy for America, a progressive group that recently endorsed Senator Bernie Sanders — the co-founder of the Congressional Progressive Caucus. (Nowadays, Howard Dean spends his time on the cable news station MSNBC showering Hillary with compliments when he's not working for a lobbyist).
In June 2006 Daily Kos organized the first political blogger convention called YearlyKos and featured appearances by prominent Democrats such as Harry Reid, Barbara Boxer, Wesley Clark and Howard Dean. In August 2007 it was announced that future conventions would be known as the progressive-leaning Netroots Nation. In 2008, the conference was held in Austin, Texas, with a surprise visit from Al Gore. This year Elizabeth Warren and Bernie Sanders appeared at the Phoenix, Arizona convention — but Hillary Clinton was M.I.A.
Two day ago Markos Moulitsas posted an interesting article at the Daily Kos, which included a straw poll for the Democratic primaries. As of this post, with 16,660 total votes on this poll so far...
- Bernie Sanders received 72% of the votes with 12,050 votes.
- Hillary Clinton received 26% of the votes with 4,317 votes
- Other (1%) with 164 votes
- No Freaking Clue (1%) with 182 votes
Not just most, but every single online poll shows Bernie Sanders as the clear winner — including polls at Fox News. Most people just seem to prefer Bernie (a man of the people), despite what most of the media/corporate sponsored polls say. Speaking of which, even a recent Quinnipac poll shows Bernie Sanders has a better chance than Hillary Clinton of beating the GOP front-runner Donald Trump.
Who will the founder of the Daily Kos (Markos "Kos" Moulitsas) endorse this time around?