Things weren't supposed to work out this way.
We thought that when the B.C. NDP imported media whiz Brian Topp from back east as the 2013 election campaign manager, Adrian Dix might have an error-free run into the premier's office.
But this afternoon, the B.C. NDP's livestream went kaput, preventing members from across the province from seeing Dix's speech to the faithful.
It also detracted media attention from what Dix had to say.
Earlier today, the deputy campaign director, Jan O'Brien, sent out a mass email urging people to tune in for the address at the "Weekend of Change" conference in Burnaby.
The event is designed to reinforce the B.C. NDP's new marketing slogan: "Change for the Better: One practical step at a time."
However, the livestreaming fiasco prompted Globe and Mail columnist Gary Mason to poke a little fun with this tweet: