I'm at the "campaign celebration" for the Yes on 66/67 campaign, at the Wonder Ballroom on N.Russell. It's not a victory party, you understand.
Now, has the campaign been buffeted to victory, do you think? Buffeted, definition (courtesy of the online shonky-dictionary): To strike sharply, especially with the hand (synonym: cuff), To strike repeatedly, To drive, force, move, or attack by, repeated blows, To make one's way especially under difficult conditions.
The idea of buffeting occurred to me as I was eating the seventh "cold beef wrap," courtesy of the public employee unions and other right-minded folks, which have funded the campaign to the tune of over $6million. So: Is this a victorious buffet, do you think? Or a loser's buffet?
They're playing ch-ch-ch-ch-changes, now. Here's hoping Steve Novick opens his victory speech with the words, "Time may change me, but I can't change time."
I'm sitting next to yes campaign online outreach coordinator Rich Rodgers, who has knocked on 359 doors today. "266 was my record, before," he says. And: "My legs are a little sore, but I can't feel it because of all the excitement."
City Commissioner Nick Fish just walked in.
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