I like to think Middblog empathizes with the masses. We aren’t some stodgy, mahogany tabled board of judicious, trained journalists who likely play polo on Sunday and eat M-F at the Crossroads café (The Campus = basically Versailles). We’re just ambivalent, average yet amiable coeds, and thus in a the spirit of the Midd-Plebs I watched the campaign videos for each SGA presidential candidate before reading a single statement of intent for either platform and made critical judgements based on the films.
-Boy needs to choose a different alarm.
-That laundry bit was so smooth (despite the fact that no one does laundry 1st thing in the AM). I like the synthesis of platform points with Charlie’s daily excursions (also McCullough bit).
-You are having trouble with that printer because it is a copy machine.
– It was super cute when Procter friend Abigail Borah passed her knife to Charlie. In the roman era that would have been a threat, but after weird slo-mo sound effect I now understand that this is an aesthetic decision to demonstrate Charlie’s ushering in of modernity, as well as his dexterity at navigating well-loved dining hall products.
-Cinematically this is bomb. Wistful, cute, and riding on the always-welcome coattails of recent Oscar slamdunk The Artist.
-The bit with former governor Jim Douglas in the ADK chairs seems to justify a vote for Ryan based on squishing something large and ambiguous into a little ball, and on three bullet points. On one hand, the strategy of simplifying complicated bureaucracy into key issues is commendable, on the other hand, this was probably a lost opportunity to reference actual platform points
– A lot of emphasis on strength Mr. Kim. You after the go/brovote? Also, I’m not really knowledgeable about basketball, but that was a foul, right?
-Leibz’ cameo was the best part of this video, but I’m pretty sure that’s dirty campaigning. Is that an implicit nomination? Was that run by the opponent? Is that necessary? Should I take Poli-sci before I graduate/write posts on campaigning?
So were the authority cameos out of line? Did Ryan’s dreamy taste in music drive you to middfesh to find out whether he’s single? Did Charlie’s nostalgic 90s voice-over undermine his points? Did you want to cuddle him when he broke down in that delightful giggle around 1:33? Also, both videos showcase dorm rooms severely lacking in decor: is anyone else concerned with the spartan walls of Middlebury’s student body?
updated 11:11PM: current SGA Prez Vin Recca, thanks for your edits. I will miss you.