And we lost badly. Such is life - never believe a campaign manager about where a campaign is at because any good campaign manager is not capable of seeing anything other than victory.
I also know why we lost.
I will go through all the local elections in the next day or two. The results in Victoria are somewhat different than I expected, not the Open Victoria stuff, but how well Ben Isitt and Lisa Helps did and how badly Lynn Hunter and John Luton did.
I am glad to see Chris Coleman, Charlayne Thornton-Joe and Geoff Young did well.
As to Open Victoria, it continues and will shift into what it really was intended to be, a civic watch dog. It is an important role and one that is missing in most of this region. Frankly most of the local governments need someone on the outside asking questions and pointing mistakes.