Question: Does It Matter If The Senate Blue Dogs Caucus Up?
Via Matt Yglesias, Evan Bayh is trying to start a Senate 'Blue Dogs' caucus to make special interest money by blocking progressive goals. One thing I don't really understand very well: how does it affect Senate politics if the 'Blue Dogs' caucus up? Do they have more influence than they do as a bunch of disorganized individuals? I'm guessing they get harder to deal with, but I'm not sure what the mechanisms for that are.