"I'm sitting this one out," said one weighty downtown booster when I asked about the rush-rush campaign to get a performing arts center on the ballot for November.
I heard the same about another big hitter this afternoon.
They are not alone.
Look, I'm a fan of Matt Brown, and I think the Coliseum is great for this city in more ways than one.
And I think a downtown PAC could be a huge win for Greensboro.
But this mad dash on the PAC is a reckless strategy -- and I don't think voters will just turn around and dump money on the Coliseum if the as-yet-non-existent downtown plan fails.
So that would be a lose-lose.
Why not slow down, allocate some hotel tax money to other projects, let the plan gestate and the economy heal and public support grow, and then build a great new facility?
I'd love to be wrong here -- to see a great plan and private funding and community support all come into focus by springtime. So far, though, it's sound and fury and what seems like a doomed backdoor strategy to build at the Coliseum.