Well, I don’t like to say I told you so, but this time I did: On Feb. 17 right here at Back Talk, I detailed my thoughts on the strategy the pro downtown convention center hotel people would employ. In short, it was simple: Indelibly and imperceptibly link the no-hotel referendum on the ballot May 9 with a separate referendum placed on the ballot by a New York union, and lead potential voters in the direction of thinking voting for either referendum was somehow going to tube Dallas forever.

You know, I should have gone directly to the pro-hotel people with the idea and asked them to pay me for it, because that’s exactly what they’re doing (and probably paying some expensive consultant for) about two months later. That was the message in their "sales pitch" flyer in mailboxes last week. In case you didn’t receive one, here’s a pdf of mine so you can see for yourself (it’s a download, and it will take about 15-20 seconds to load it).


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