Stephens might disappear into the East Coast liberal symphony by right for NYT. Who is the audience for Blow and Krugman for example? They write twice a week and when I am out around the country, most people don’t even know they exist. If I am in DC, or NYC or Baltimore, sure, they are reading them closely and debating it. Maybe this is a good thing. Stephens can enter a hostile space and his views will become louder exactly where they will never take root.