The hottest young political consultant south of the Mason-Dixon has to be Georgia's Erick Erickson, who also blogs at Confessions of a Political Junkie. (There are plenty of insights and explanations, some inside-the-campaign stuff.)
He was chief strategists for three campaigns in Georgia, one of which was proclaimed a certain-loser, and he swept the table. (Quoted three times in The Hotline, to boot.)
thanks man! What do Kos and Erick have in common? A clean sweep! Only mine was on the winnin side. Heh. Thanks much.