“‘You talk of Scotland as a lost cause’, John Steinbeck once remarked to Jackie Kennedy. ‘That is not true. Scotland is an unwon cause’. As a supporter of Scottish independence, I take those words to heart. Here we are, shackled to a political state that is alarmingly self-destructive in its excesses but I can hope for a better future. An unwon cause, versus a lost cause. It’s comforting, even in the face of unpalatable circumstances and unenviable difficulties ahead. The fight, this says, is still worth fighting.” Source: https://www.meeplelikeus.co.uk/unwon-and-unwinnable-causes/
Ending the franchise agreement with Black Hills and providing public power to Pueblo and, indeed, to all of the Black Hills territory in Colorado, is an unwon cause, not a lost cause.