What Republican primaries? Ha! The UA election is back, and we know you just can’t get enough of that student government ish. By now, you’ve probably gotten the self-promotional e-mails, but in case you haven’t, we’ve got you covered like a tree post during this election season.
Dan Bernick C’14 and Jake Shuster C’13 are your candidates for UA President, and the two have already swung their campaigns into a super speedy start. The Money Booster’s got an informative website—embellished with many profile-worthy pictures—as well as a spiffy Facebook page where you can “like” all said pictures. The sophomore hopeful, on the other hand, has released his own website, drawing a thick line in the sand between WordPress and Tumblr fans, and this 45-second clip. Let the games begin.
The pros and cons of getting your campaign video out late.
Pro: It gets its own post on UTB.
Con: You missed out on the early bird voting special.
Overall Consensus: Looks like UA-College-Rep-hopeful David Ray Agyekum really does know what Penn students want: more Wharton jokes and a human-run government. We’re hoping the next two installments of his video campaign are just as successful (assuming they really do come out). Think less Shrek, and more The Godfather.
There are a few constants in this world: Death. Taxes. The earth continuing to orbit the sun. And of course, student government candidates making promotional videos. This year’s crop has a distinctly musical bent, making the already strong case against autotune even stronger. Behold – 2011′s most meme-friendly requests for your vote! We’ve got our ratings/”endorsements” after the jump. Read the rest of this entry »