This article first appeared in the St. Louis Beacon: In March 2005, former Sen. Jean Carnahan and Democratic consultant Roy Temple created quite a stir at Democrat Days in Hannibal when they announced the launch of the state's first major political blog, “FiredUp Missouri.”
The aim, the two said, was to use its web presence to daily promote Democratic ideals – and lampoon the opposition.
FiredUp’s creation came “at an important point in time,’’ said Temple in an interview this week. “Democrats were demoralized. They had just lost a governorship.”