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Vanity: Needing help with an election slogan
just me needing help

Posted on 02/17/2011 12:26:42 PM PST by getmeouttaPalmBeachCounty_FL

Dear Freepers,

My daughter is planning to run for student council after spring break. This will be her third school election. She's been a member of her student council during her 8th and 9th grade years, and would like to take this on during the next school year in 10th grade.

Where she's at is here...she is wanting to do a giant poster of a word cloud using words similar to this:

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She has to come up with a slogan, and place it somewhere on her poster. She then needs to tie her slogan into her speech. She and I have come up with some ideas for the speech - Touching upon how she hears every day on the local news about campaign promises that are not met; lack of integrity in people in government who serve. Since she loves history classes and listening to political radio like Mark Levin ([[[[patting self on back]]]]), she feels she challenges herself to walk the walk...oh, and especially since her daddy just retired from the Marines.

I should also mention she attends a Christian school, so she will likely include 1 John 3:18 NIV, "Dear children, let us not love with words or speech but with actions and in truth." She is a really good kid, too. She's seen as a leader in the school, and she's just a Freshman. Straight As, full Honors schedule, involved, kind, polite, athlete, volunteers for teachers, welcomes new students, involved in nearly all school service projects and was recently elected as a leader of the student service organization (the only Freshman) and she is in charge of the website for the segment of our school capital campaign which is run by student leaders (identified by the principal).

She also likes this verse:

"He taught me and said, 'Lay hold of my words with all your heart; keep my commands and you will live.'" Proverbs 4:4 NIV

I know FReepers are creative and bright and come here with tons of varying gifts. If you can offer some advice, tips and ideas, I will pass them on to my daughter. If you are drawing a blank and have read this far, will you at least give this a bump for more exposure? I'd appreciate it very much.

Thank you. You guys are awesome :)


TOPICS: Chit/Chat; Education; Miscellaneous; Reference
KEYWORDS: council; election; slogan; student

1 posted on 02/17/2011 12:26:53 PM PST by getmeouttaPalmBeachCounty_FL
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To: getmeouttaPalmBeachCounty_FL

I can only help her with her Math homework...sorry...


2 posted on 02/17/2011 12:29:06 PM PST by Cyber Liberty (Win The Future = Whiskey Tango Foxtrot)
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To: getmeouttaPalmBeachCounty_FL

Walk the Talk


3 posted on 02/17/2011 12:29:31 PM PST by Huck (one per-center)
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To: getmeouttaPalmBeachCounty_FL
keep my commands and you will live.

That's a purty darn convincing slogan right there! :-)

4 posted on 02/17/2011 12:29:50 PM PST by JennysCool (My hypocrisy goes only so far)
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To: getmeouttaPalmBeachCounty_FL

“Truth and Action”


5 posted on 02/17/2011 12:32:54 PM PST by Anitius Severinus Boethius
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To: getmeouttaPalmBeachCounty_FL

how about ‘Winning the Future” (WTF)? or ‘Hopenchangey’?


6 posted on 02/17/2011 12:34:41 PM PST by max americana
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To: getmeouttaPalmBeachCounty_FL

54-40 or Fight!


7 posted on 02/17/2011 12:34:41 PM PST by Tijeras_Slim
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To: JennysCool; All

No kidding. And I like Walk the Talk, too. Lol!! on the math... :)


8 posted on 02/17/2011 12:35:26 PM PST by getmeouttaPalmBeachCounty_FL (*********************End automatic pay raises for congresscritters**)
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To: getmeouttaPalmBeachCounty_FL
I was going to suggest the republicans' slogan "We Suck Less", but given it's your daughter and a Christian High School, I think I'll take a pass on this one...
9 posted on 02/17/2011 12:37:18 PM PST by null and void (We are now in day 758 of our national holiday from reality. - not much longer to 3 AM)
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To: getmeouttaPalmBeachCounty_FL

“The brightest student council member in all 57 states” or “I can provide a birth certificate”.


10 posted on 02/17/2011 12:38:35 PM PST by goseminoles
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To: null and void; All

I so love being a Freeper!


11 posted on 02/17/2011 12:38:58 PM PST by getmeouttaPalmBeachCounty_FL (*********************End automatic pay raises for congresscritters**)
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To: goseminoles
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12 posted on 02/17/2011 12:40:55 PM PST by getmeouttaPalmBeachCounty_FL (*********************End automatic pay raises for congresscritters**)
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To: getmeouttaPalmBeachCounty_FL

Servant Leadership


13 posted on 02/17/2011 12:43:11 PM PST by dblshot (Insanity - electing the same people over and over and expecting different results.)
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To: getmeouttaPalmBeachCounty_FL

Servant Leadership


14 posted on 02/17/2011 12:43:38 PM PST by dblshot (Insanity - electing the same people over and over and expecting different results.)
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To: getmeouttaPalmBeachCounty_FL

In His Footsteps in Word and Deed


15 posted on 02/17/2011 12:43:38 PM PST by 30Moves
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To: getmeouttaPalmBeachCounty_FL

Me too!

;^)


16 posted on 02/17/2011 12:44:39 PM PST by null and void (We are now in day 758 of our national holiday from reality. - not much longer to 3 AM)
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To: getmeouttaPalmBeachCounty_FL

Choose Maggie, Get Action.
Got Maggie?
Get fresh ideas from a freshman: Maggie.
Let me serve you. Vote Maggie.
Maggie. Born to lead.
You can count on Maggie.
Gotta Lotta Student Council. Get Maggie.
A vote works wonders. Vote for Maggie.
The right government at the right time.
Maggie for reform. Maggie for action.
Get energy. Get Maggie.
Maggie - the coolest action.
Action born and bred.
Quality in government.
Solutions for student council.
A student for solutions.
Give this school a change.
Change your underwear, change your school.
Pardon me, can you spare a vote?
Make someone happy. Vote Maggie.
Make it better!
Vote better - Vote Maggie!
Straight talk from Maggie.
Catalyst for change.
It’s up to you!
Vote for a change.
Choose a leader for a change.
We can do it!
Two, four, six, eight! Vote for Maggie, don’t be late.
A vote for Maggie is a vote for you!
We want you! Vote for Maggie.
Improve your school with Maggie.
Just do it. Vote for Maggie.
Maggie does a student body good.
Choose Maggie for change.
A vote for Maggie is a vote for the better.
No nonsense with Maggie.
Because life is too short to have bad student government.
Maggie: Because you’re worth it.
Maggie: She’s great!
Always Maggie.
Open your mind. Improve your school.
Don’t rock the boat. Vote for incumbent Maggie.


17 posted on 02/17/2011 12:49:54 PM PST by isthisnickcool (Sharia? No thanks.)
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To: getmeouttaPalmBeachCounty_FL

The hallmark of a student council president is ‘well-organized.’ I don’t think her ‘word cloud’ fits the bill.

Remember to include something about protecting local wildlife, keep the posters simple, court the minorities, and if she and a few close friends can try to engineer a completely black and ruthless smear campaign on her opponents right before the election, there should be no need for tampering, bribes, or direct intimidation.

Worked for me in any case.


18 posted on 02/17/2011 12:51:33 PM PST by golux
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To: getmeouttaPalmBeachCounty_FL

Win With Maggie


19 posted on 02/17/2011 12:53:12 PM PST by treetopsandroofs (Had FDR been GOP, there would have been no World Wars, just "The Great War" and "Roosevelt's Wars".)
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To: getmeouttaPalmBeachCounty_FL

Most kids don’t care. “Vote Maggie” in as large a font as possible plastered on every wall should be enough to win most of the time.


20 posted on 02/17/2011 12:57:31 PM PST by fso301
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To: fso301

This.

KISS!


21 posted on 02/17/2011 1:03:11 PM PST by BenKenobi (Don't expect to build up the weak by pulling down the strong. - Silent Cal)
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To: isthisnickcool

Have you done this before?


22 posted on 02/17/2011 1:09:44 PM PST by getmeouttaPalmBeachCounty_FL (*********************End automatic pay raises for congresscritters**)
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To: isthisnickcool
You left out: don't be faggie, vote for Maggie
23 posted on 02/17/2011 1:12:01 PM PST by fish hawk (R. Emmett Tyrrell: Liberalism is dead. What we see now is "soft Nazis-ism".)
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To: golux

Well, she just thought it might look cool up on the hallway wall.

I suggested plastering her face on an Energizer bunny using “She’ll keep going, and going, and going...” but she didn’t go for it.

Back to the word cloud, I think she thought it was “current.” Most of her friends are on their computers on Facebook, Skype, etc, so she thought it would relate.

I don’t know that there will be that many students running, however, she has mentioned she heard some kids talking about how it might look good on college applications. Yuh think?


24 posted on 02/17/2011 1:17:04 PM PST by getmeouttaPalmBeachCounty_FL (*********************End automatic pay raises for congresscritters**)
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To: fso301

Yeah, we’ve seen that in the past. One kid last year did a Tony the Tiger thing - vote for Timmy, he’s Grrrreat! Was cute.


25 posted on 02/17/2011 1:21:07 PM PST by getmeouttaPalmBeachCounty_FL (*********************End automatic pay raises for congresscritters**)
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To: getmeouttaPalmBeachCounty_FL

Free Ice Cream!


26 posted on 02/17/2011 1:27:26 PM PST by proudpapa
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To: getmeouttaPalmBeachCounty_FL
She's been a member of her student council during her 8th and 9th grade years, and would like to take this on during the next school year in 10th grade.

TERM LIMITS NOW!

27 posted on 02/17/2011 1:37:57 PM PST by Darth Reardon (No offense to drunken sailors)
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To: getmeouttaPalmBeachCounty_FL
Have you done this before?

My first campaign I worked on before I could vote years back was for Ron Paul. He was no different back then than he is now. The guy has never changed and never will. With that said the idea of him being president is kind of scary:)

I've worked on all sorts of local campaigns. City council, county commissioner, etc. Have built web sites for them and even for a buddy running for congress.

I like her "poster". It would be cool on a web page with every element being a hyperlink to underlying content. IE: You click on "experience" and a page with her past experience comes up, etc. As far as a campaign poster though? Too busy. Posters and campaign signs should be short, sweet and have the name and position in the biggest letters possible. And be red, white and blue.

I see she is going to be in 10th grade. Something using that number might be cool. "Maggie - A Perfect Ten", "Maggie - #10!", "Maggie - Vote Her In - She is Running for 10!", "Maggie - Vote Her In for 10!" Or, maybe not:)

You could do all sorts of things. Setup a text number on her poster. Something like "TEXT YOUR SUPPORT TO 12345" and have some kind of response that shows a short list of her positions or ideas. Kids like that kind of stuff. Then you have their numbers so you can "remind" them who to vote for and when. Or push them to a Facebook page or whatever.

Always campaign like you are losing and are going to lose but act like you are winning or going to win. And never forget that all politics is bare knuckled WAR! We forgot that in this country. The Republicans have especially after the last election. What they should be doing is ripping the throats out of the Democrats (no literally). Never give an inch. Take the offensive and be aggressive with a smile. If I was in charge I'd have every Republican and Tea Party person in Congress or running for any position to sit in a room and watch NJ Chris Christie videos. Not for what he says but how he says it. The style and attitude.

I predict that we are going to see more politicans that are successful because they appear to be "heroic". Because they do not back down while pointing out how powerful their opposition is on certain topics. Public employees and unions are ripe for this. Simply because they are big, powerful and grossly overpaid. They are the new "wealthy" or what Obama calls "people making over $250,000".

America is swinging harder and harder to the right. This movement is being pushed not by the supposed "haves vs have nots" but by the "works vs works nots". The "works" as I call them are a big and powerful group and they are tired of their pockets being picked.

Oops... Sorry for the rant...

28 posted on 02/17/2011 1:48:32 PM PST by isthisnickcool (Sharia? No thanks.)
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To: Huck; getmeouttaPalmBeachCounty_FL

Walk(ing?) the Talk is short, to the point and inspirational for the voters and the candidate.


29 posted on 02/17/2011 2:06:52 PM PST by skr (May God confound the enemy)
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To: isthisnickcool

It’s not a rant. The link thing would be cool to do, but we’re not doing a web page. Great idea! Like the text stuff, too. Hmmmm. Daughter gets home in an hour. Can’t wait to show her all the ideas...and the funny tips!


30 posted on 02/17/2011 2:36:21 PM PST by getmeouttaPalmBeachCounty_FL (*********************End automatic pay raises for congresscritters**)
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To: skr

I like that one, too. We’ll see what dd thinks about canning the word cloud thing.


31 posted on 02/17/2011 2:37:36 PM PST by getmeouttaPalmBeachCounty_FL (*********************End automatic pay raises for congresscritters**)
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To: getmeouttaPalmBeachCounty_FL

Does she have an iPad. I noticed that they have a teleprompter app for it. LOL!


32 posted on 02/17/2011 2:51:21 PM PST by isthisnickcool (Sharia? No thanks.)
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To: fish hawk; windcliff

LOL!!


33 posted on 02/17/2011 3:26:04 PM PST by stylecouncilor (What Would Jim Thompson Do?)
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To: isthisnickcool

Oh *that’s* a riot!!


34 posted on 02/17/2011 7:03:10 PM PST by getmeouttaPalmBeachCounty_FL (*********************End automatic pay raises for congresscritters**)
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To: getmeouttaPalmBeachCounty_FL

There 6 different iPad TelePrompTer apps available:)


35 posted on 02/18/2011 4:19:11 AM PST by isthisnickcool (Sharia? No thanks.)
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