Wonkosphere buzz share now stands roughly equivalent to the delegate share that each of the candidates have:
Obama 52% (pledged) delegates, 53% (liberal) buzz share
Clinton 48% delegates, 47% buzz share
McCain 73% delegates, 72% (conservative) buzz share
Huckabee 18% delegates, 15% buzz share
Paul 1% delegates, 9% buzz share
This is really quite an interesting development for Politics 2.0. It suggests that the political blogosphere as a collective is allocating attention in a contest-by-contest manner. Before the primaries began, the blogosphere led public opinion by two or three weeks; now the blogosphere is tightly coupled to the one thing that now matters most: the delegate count. Pat yourself on the back blogosphere, you’re rational, adaptive, efficient, and self-organizing–a true smart mob!