Well it's over and Alan Arnold won by 10 votes. Mike sure worked hard and would have done a great job, but oh well. Last night for FHE we made a list of everything that we had learned through out this process. Here it is:
People give me candy when I give them fliers
That if dad runs for President we'd have to make a lot more fliers
Doesn't want Dad to run for President
Even if you lose the campaign is over and life gets easier.
Holding up signs is FUN
It's bad to say bad things about people. ONLY SAY NICE THINGS
Always vote for my dad
Campaigning can cause a lot of stress
You might not want to keep working, but if you want good results you have
to keep working hard.
People can really be nasty but act good so they can get elected and then go
back to being nasty
I learned that I like being outdoors
We didn't have to do everything ourselves because people are nice and offer
to help us
As you are passing out fliers you can have good chats with people. Even ones
that you don't know
Find out who's a good person and vote for the good people
Campaigning can be really fun
Don't say mean or nasty things about the people you are running against.
Be positive about the people you are running against.
Be careful of who you vote for because you can't get your vote back
The campaign can change people. They can act in ways that they wouldn't
normally have acted.
That if you have more than 2 candidates for a position there has to be a
That a lot of the seniors at the senior center come from other
People can be sore losers
We had LOTS of good helpers
Going door to door is helpful to a campaign and the older people are more
friendly and chat more.
Stay nice. Only say nice things
Always Vote for your dad
Don't get mad
Say nice things about people
“Aye let's stay nice matey” -Mossflower (book 2 in the Redwall series)
If you can't say somethin nice don't say nothin at all (by Thumper)
I really like working with my family
There are a lot more houses in Riverdale than I realized!
It was fun meeting people
Always vote for your husband
News Papers give me a headache
Always have something positive in mind to say about everyone
Mean what you say and say what you mean and think before you say those things!
Nothing is more important than my family and their happiness.
Most people in Riverdale are nice and they really care about keeping it nice.
Campaigning is most fun when you do it as a family
It's surprising who you can count on to help
Having your name in the News Paper can be elating, or frustrating but not
usually both at the same time!
It takes constant effort to stay humble while telling people why you deserve
Campaigning can be very emotional. Wait to speak until you've slept on it
Taking a stand doesn't necessarily mean taking a side
being moderate is not the same as fence sitting
When it's all said and done, what matters most is if you ran a campaign that you
can feel good about. Not weather you win or lose.