Culled from elementary school essays on U.S. politics:
- Universal suffrage means that even the illegible get to vote.
- The difference between a king and a president is that a king is the son of
his father but a president is not.
- It is possible to get the majority of electoral votes without getting the
majority of popular votes. Anyone who can ever understand how this works gets
to be president.
- Some of our presidents never did much else and are famous only because
they became president.
- The president has the power to appoint and disappoint the members of his
- Much has been said about balancing the budget. It has been found that the
budget is more talkable than balanceable.
- The campaign is when the candidate tells what he stand for and the
election is when the votes tell if they can stand for his being elected.
- Actually, elections are different from politics. Elections come and go
while politics are with us all the time.
- The winning candidate is elected and inoculated.
- In January, the president makes his Inaugural Address after he has been
- Once he is elected, sometimes the president has to work 24 hours a day
until he finds out what he is supposed to do.
- The nominees are usually called candidates or campaigners although I have
heard them called other things.
- One of the strictest rules is all dark horses running for president must
- Popular votes tell who is the most popular. Electoral votes tell who is
the most elected.
- A caucus is something people vote in. Sort of a small booth.
- An overwhelming favorite is a candidate that often comes over to the
convention and whelms the delegates.
- The jobs of delegates is to resent their states.
- Noncommittal is to be able to talk and talk without saying anything.
- Political science is to try to figure out what makes candidates act that
- A split ticket is when you don't like any of them on the ticket so you
tear it up.
- When they talk about the most promising presidential candidate, they mean
the one who can think of the most things to promise.
- Political strategy is when you don't let people know you have run out of
ideas and keep shouting anyway.
- A candidate should always renounce his words carefully.
- We are learning how to make our election results known quicker and
quicker. It is our campaigns we are having trouble getting any shorter.
- Campaigns give us a great deal of happiness by their finally ending.