If I were Susan, I would have announced the event today, but actually held the meet-and-greet on Sunday. Just picture it: Susan’s Sweet Sundae.
Regardless, she got quite a bit of good press over her visit to Ben and Jerry’s. I would not be surprised if the Alligator endorses her for Treasurer, and Unite for the rest.
And if that wasn’t enough, she one-upped her Swamp Party opponent by finding yet another flaw in his budget proposal for student organizations. My only concern is that it’s possible that she’s coming off as the smartest kid in the class, which isn’t exactly an election-winning trait.
When I ran the Voice 2001 campaign, one thing I did was propose a $10,000 increase in the organizational budget – arguing that inflation and the rise of more student groups meant the additional money was needed to guarantee more student programming. I was blasted in the press by the Fusion party, but six months after that disasterous campaign, Kyle Jones came back to the Senate to ask for a virtually identical amendment to the budget. I was right, but I was too smart at the time for my political sake.
Point is: it’s one thing to be the smartest candidate and know it; it’s quite another to base your entire campaign on it.