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Good Time Charlie (Gonzalez)


In my search to find a good place to watch history unfold, I visited Congressman Charlie Gonzalez's election party at Good Time Charlie's on Broadway.

The choice of venue was particularly apt, as Gonzalez and his supporters (as well as most Democrats everywhere) were indeed having a very good time. Gonzalez trounced Republican opponent Robert Litoff with a whopping 72-percent of the vote (Litoff managed 25-percent) and remains our District 20 Rep.

Gonzalez was a gracious host â?? only occasionally stepping out to make appearances at other Dem parties â?? but the event rolled on in his absence as supporters shook hands, took pictures, and consumed copious amounts of beer, nachos, and fried mushrooms. As KSAT 12 announced the results, a loud clanging could periodically be heard over the packed house: A supporter excitedly rang a bell each time Obama picked up a state, proving the old adage true: Every time a bell rings, a transformative candidate adds more electoral votes to his tally. Thanks for the good time, Charlie.

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