I am in student council and I plan to run for president next year. But unfortunately this popular guy is running for the same position. He knows every junior in high school, I don’t. How can I turn the tides against this popular guy?

There’s really two kinds of popular:

1) "Upper-class" popular. This is the kind of kid who’s friends with the quarterback and the valedictorian and the head cheerleader and all the kids whose parents are doctors or lawyers. Is he friends with any heavy girls or socially awkward kids? Probably not.

2) Universally popular: he actually does know, and is respected by, virtually everyone.

Often, "upper-class popular" students will lose elections, against everyone’s expectations, because there’s a voting bloc for another student. For example, I watched the most popular guy in school get beat out by some Mormon girl, because all the Mormons turned out en masse and voted for her. They were a quiet, overlooked group, and no one really saw it coming.

If he’s not universally popular, I suggest campaigning among the kids who don’t fit in quite so well. Talk to some nerds. Get acquainted with the debate team or the Model UN. Try to make friends with a couple stoner kids. Popular kids in high school are actually a minority, and an election can reflect that.

 

4 Responses to “How to win a president election against this popular guy?”

  1. Serg Smile says:

    u hav to work toward ur goal step by step. join clubs/activities if u can, act really nice, work on ur writing skills, or something. it takes more than showing up and knowing and u probably know tht.
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  2. AyHy says:

    There’s really two kinds of popular:

    1) "Upper-class" popular. This is the kind of kid who’s friends with the quarterback and the valedictorian and the head cheerleader and all the kids whose parents are doctors or lawyers. Is he friends with any heavy girls or socially awkward kids? Probably not.

    2) Universally popular: he actually does know, and is respected by, virtually everyone.

    Often, "upper-class popular" students will lose elections, against everyone’s expectations, because there’s a voting bloc for another student. For example, I watched the most popular guy in school get beat out by some Mormon girl, because all the Mormons turned out en masse and voted for her. They were a quiet, overlooked group, and no one really saw it coming.

    If he’s not universally popular, I suggest campaigning among the kids who don’t fit in quite so well. Talk to some nerds. Get acquainted with the debate team or the Model UN. Try to make friends with a couple stoner kids. Popular kids in high school are actually a minority, and an election can reflect that.
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  3. Weasel McWeasel says:

    try to claim he was born in Kenya………even if you have no proof.

    The republicans are fond of that strategy.

    It doesn’t work………but they’re fond of it.
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  4. darrin b says:

    Be yourself. And have confidence in who you are and in your abilities.
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