Tuesday, September 15, 2009

First Lesson in Mounting a Metro-wide Campaign: Know Thy Audience

Council member and declared candidate for Juvenile Court Clerk Vivian Wilhoite is underestimating the political acumen of organized GLBT voters if she believes that showing up to their victory party at the Loews Lyric Room to celebrate passage of the non-discrimination ordinance vote will be enough to assure their support in the next election even as she left council chambers without recording a vote on the NDO. Gladhanding tends to need an assist from some pluck, but pluck among council progressives is in short supply.

UPDATE: Emily Evans corrects the record on Vivian Wilhoite's absence during the NDO.

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