On the other hand, I heard that Vox Day had written something about one of my posts, so I donned my hazmat suit and went over to his blog. His comment seemed to consist of copying my post and then telling his followers that they were winning. I guess he was hoping the followers would trash me, and of course they hastened to oblige. One of them called me "Jewy McJewison," and it devolved from there, to the point where they were paraphrasing Mein Kampf. (And please don't quote Godwin at me -- I mean literally paraphrasing Mein Kampf.) Stay classy, guys.
I realize this scenario is pretty optimistic. It assumes that most of the people who joined Worldcon after the ballot came out did so because they wanted to push back against the Puppies -- but of course the opposite could be true, and the new members are responding to the Puppies' calls instead. My feeling comes partly from reading around the internet and partly from earlier indicators, like the fact that last year Vox Day finished dead last, under No Award, for his story. People can generally figure out what's going on, if they're given all the facts.
There's also the fact that sf fandom isn't like a lot of other fandoms. People are passionate about this stuff. A lot of people read mysteries, for example, but there are relatively few mystery conventions and people don't go around dressed up as Sam Spade or Kinsey Millhone. When there's something readers love as much as science fiction they will work hard to hold on to it. The Puppies tried to import US culture wars into sf but it was a bad fit -- it requires a sense of grievance, a resentment that other people are taking away something you think is rightfully yours. The Puppies certainly have that sense, but I don't think most other fans do. They just want to read books and then geek out about what they read.