I didn’t intend for my tweet to start a Twitter storm. To be honest, I didn’t think it would draw as much attention as my shameless pic of some pretty good-looking fajitas I had whipped up Saturday night.
I was simply responding to a Saturday afternoon tweet by Gov. Phil Murphy — one in which he said the state is “not over the finish line” despite having dropped from 8,013 hospitalizations to 376.
I tweeted: “Not trying to be a wise guy, but is it fair to ask, ‘Where is the finish line?’ This is the frustration I hear from the business community.”
In the next 24 hours, I was bombarded by more than 150 likes, retweets and comments — that’s a lot for me. Clearly, I had struck a nerve. And no one thought I was being a wise guy.
Of course, the internet being the internet, you never what you’re going to get. Or from whom. Here’s what I got.
Some offered an answer, saying Murphy had given a finish line: When there’s a vaccine.
I’m not so sure about that. I’ve listened to all but a handful of his briefings, and that has never come up.
Many — including Pat Rowe, a former councilman from Madison — said the finish line was election day.