Campaigning is taking over my life. It's so crazy, stressful, time consuming, and wonderful all at the same time! I never knew talking to complete strangers could be so entertaining.
I never knew that I would come to love this campaign, love the people running, and care about the student body more then I did before.
Primary elections are tomorrow and the next day. On Friday we find out which party didn't survive, which party didn't reach the student body, which party's platform didn't have what the students wanted.
I'm pretty nervous. I want this position so bad. I want to make a difference. I want to have a voice and give my peers an equal voice. I want change. I want a revolution.
So, I will keep you updated. We had our second debate today. It went very well. Taylor, the presidential candidate of Revolution is an amazing speaker. You can tell he truly cares about the U. You can tell that he is striving to change the University of Utah for the better-that his goal isn't to give his resume a boost or have "power." He is such a genuine person. And that's what got me so much more excited about this campaign.
I believe in the people running, especially our executive candidates. I find it classy that they are cutting their own stipends. They are giving their hard earned money to the students of the U. It just shows me how caring they really are.
During the debate I found it interesting how the GO! candidates would constantly bash on our platform-twisting words and such. They kept saying that cutting stipends won't help students. They made our party seem like we were limiting the opportunities for students to get involved in ASUU. Which, is a complete lie. All opportunities are still there-money is just saved. Politics really can get a little nasty, especially when two parties are alike in thoughts- and so close in the numbers of supporters.
I'm really excited to see what happens. Nervous too.
I believe so strongly in the values and platforms of Revolution. I believe in the people, in the supporters, and in the cause. It is the only party that I know will be held accountable for the things they are promising.
Cross your fingers and vote March 4 & 5 AND March 10 & 11 on your CIS homepage if you're a U of U student.