How to stay relevant (or at least give yourself a fighting chance)
With four GUSA presidential candidates left in the ongoing run-off election, the four who were bounced find themselves in a unique position to play kingmaker, owning a combined 482 first-place votes between them in the original election. While I don’t know of any specific endorsements yet [Ed. Note: Reliable sources inform me that Brown-Sevin will be endorsing Williams-Kesten], the ex-ticket of Sean Hayes and Andrew Madorsky have thrown themselves into the role with audacious aplomb. The pair sent the following e-mail to the remaining contenders, and then also forwarded it to both the Voice and the Hoya:
From: “Sean Hayes” <(redacted)>
Date: Tue, 26 Feb 2008 22:26:09 -0500
Subject: Election Endorsement
Alright, so Andrew and I are out….
You have all asked me in the last 24 hours for our support/endorsement and we figured that we, being REALLY cool fun guys, would have some fun with this one.
We WILL, in fact, be endorsing a candidate very soon.
As for the two of us, we have already put in our own personal votes, but we do still have a facebook group with 160 members and don’t forget that smashing 182 we got in the primaries!
Therefore, there is only one fair way to decide who we will endorse.
– No monetary bribes (we are not trying to get in trouble)
– PLAY BALL!
You can find our contact info on www.hm2008.org
So boys, now the question is: What can YOU do for H&M?
Sean Hayes & Andrew Madorsky
Sure, it’s attention-craving, but that’s not exactly out of line for ex-politicians (ahem, Al Gore). At any rate, it worked. But the question is, with voting already underway, how many of those votes can they actually still deliver?