Campaign Promises to Live By

Argentina is entering campaign time for president, with the current leader, Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner, set to win a second term this October. She’s smart and knows how to maneuver politically. The opposition is bickering among themselves. I can’t vote as an American. If I could, it would be hard get myself out of bed to do so. I don’t find much attractive about any of the candidates, and no platforms to latch on to as thought provoking and stimulating.

Except one.

It is a campaigner who hasn’t yet unleashed her initiatives to the wider public, only to a few friends. It is my daughter. She has the qualifications to run for president – she’s Argentine – but not yet the age. She’s eight. Her plans are encouraging and whole-hearted and in with the times. This is an observation, of course, of a biased father.

The catch-all word of her campaign, which, she tells me, is to raise awareness about helping to care for our planet, is “Think,” followed by the phrase, “Think about what you’re doing.”

Here are a few things to think about:

Clean up the air, stop making smoggy cars.


Help the planet, plant a tree.


Kick it in the dumpster!


No smoking, enough said.

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