The Arizona Desert Lamp

Endorsements? We talkin’ endorsements?!

Posted in Campus, Politics by Evan Lisull on 3 March 2009

Allen IversonJust like that, the primaries are already upon us. Over the course of the next two days, four Senate candidates will be eliminated from the running – and that’s all that will happen. Thus, there’s no real reason to offer a slate of ten candidates, or to take it seriously at all. Ideally, this would be the stage for hashing out intra-party strife — but of course, ASUA is run by one, big Party, and cannot allow for any others.

There’s only one candidate that must go on, and that’s naturally Nick Jones, who remains the only candidate to have affirmed his commitment to not levy any new fees. Incidentally, he remains the only candidate to have made any serious pledge, the only candidate to have signed anything not related to the elections commission. If you care at all about fees, or just want to support candidates taking genuine stands, cast off the apathy and cast this one vote. If this cynic can lay aside his demos-skepticism to cast a vote, so can you.

Everything else – what of it? We’re mildly curious to see who moves on, but in this game a vote for someone else might be the vote that shunts Jones off to the 21st slot. If you’re one of those people that can’t turn in an uncompleted form, though, we highly recommend that you check out our campus policy survey results (and, if you haven’t already, fill it out) for some guidance. If the candidate you’re considering isn’t there, it’s time to be skeptical.

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  1. mattstyer said, on 3 March 2009 at 10:36 am

    You’ve got to make the AI pic link to the video.

  2. Jimi Alexander said, on 3 March 2009 at 8:44 pm

    Not a vote. Not a vote. Endorsements. Not a vote. What are we talking about? Endorsements?

  3. […] ASUA Election, Day 2: The Horse Race Continues Posted in Campus, Politics by Evan Lisull on March 4th, 2009 We’re now t-10 hours until the election ends and the results are released. If you haven’t already, vote for Nick Jones. […]


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