December 13th, 2011

Post-Unity Press Conference Note

by Philip Baruth

Two big stories out of the Burlington Democratic Caucus wrap-up, in the unlikely event you missed one or both: first, Miro Weinberger was nominated for mayor, finally, after a historic months-long nail-biting exercise in grassroots democracy; and second, Miro and his final opponent, Senator Tim Ashe, held an energetic, well-attended unity press conference yesterday in Contois Auditorium.

But the real point of this post is to underscore the poise and the generosity with which Tim handled himself after the ballots were counted. His remarks yesterday went above and beyond what he might have done, and in every way he showed himself a formidable, yet gracious contender.

For which VDB offers the very fullest props.