Some local media outlets have taken to tacking obligatory mentions of the ABC thingy onto stories related to the election campaign even when there is absolutely no logical reason to do so.
Despite that effort to keep the thing alive, Danny Williams' office confirmed on Tuesday that the whole thing is deader than a doornail.
They offered up the "he's too busy" excuse.
Like yesterday when his jag was in his parking space but he sent Kathy Dunderdale down to meeting with people worried the government is about to issue even more fish processing licenses in a market already grossly oversupplied with fish plants.
Yes, Danny Williams turned down yet another request to campaign. That is to do more than deliver a bad speech badly to an audience that has heard it a dozen times already.
At some point, the local newsrooms will figure out the real story here and start covering it.
They can find a hint as to the reasons the ABC thingy is a total fiction in at least one Bond Papers post.