Somehow, though, I managed to edge out a victory over a popular 7th grade girl. Did my campaign promises of a break-time popsicle/ice cream stand propel me to victory? Maybe.
I like to think my campaign buttons (er... stickers) won over my constituents. I'm sure kids these days make their campaign goodies on the computer, but back in the '80s we still had to make everything by hand. Someone in my family had the brilliant idea to capitalize on every kid's love for Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. My mom and I somehow convinced my artistic older brother to draw a few for my stickers. She then made a bunch of copies, which I colored, cut out and sealed between two sheets of contact paper.
I'd vote for whoever Michaelangelo, Donatello, Raphael or Leonardo supported. Wouldn't you?