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MSA hopefuls compete for endorsement: Funding groups that lobby is major issue in College Democrats’ forum for MSA candidates .
Even those not attending the meeting for a bit of the old ultra-violence (Clockwork Orange) could smell some of the gang-fight adrenalin and other mayhem in the Michigan Union, though: the Students 4 Michigan army (or part of it) moving out of the Tap Room at 7:56 p.m.; DAAPies intensely last-minute rehearsing their speeches; red MPP sweatshirts flashing dangerously and abundantly; and the distracted computer-clicking SCP candidate I had to remind that maybe she should get to the debate on time…..and any one of these kids could Have Their Finger On The Bomb if they get to the real White House. That would be interesting.
So while unable (not having attended the shindig) to write a brutal personal account à la Simon Hoggart of the London Guardian scribbling about Parliament (but see the Daily article’s mentions of verbal gunfighting between candidates), one shall just note some little things: an ultra-cynical reading would be that College Dems might endorse MPP no matter what, as CD might like the chance for more funding. However, I am no cynic, and the Demmies seem like nice people. So, looking at
”...MPP candidates said they agree with DAAP on MCRI.
, one wonders while thinking out loud: that is thoughtful forward-looking to a future hypothetical MCRI victory, but would it hurt S4M (or anyone) that much to have a present actual party platform, and hopefully one which explicitly endorses affirmative action and condemns MCRI? Assuming the Dems really are open-minded about whom to endorse (maybe they’ll endorse nobody!), a platform might, perhaps, not be the worst thing for a party to have…
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