Lessig said (via yet another voice-annotated slideshow movie): "We would lose in a big way." He explains further: "I don't think losing is always a bad thing. Indeed, most of my career has been a career demonstrating how losing happens. But if the aim of this was to convince others of the salience of the Change Congress movement"—this is the movement he launched about a week ago to eventually wean Congress off of lobbyist money—"of its potential, to inspire success and to draw attention and support, then losing big in the first important battle is not an effective strategy. My losing and running would do more harm than good for that movement."