THE COW AND THE ICE CREAM ONE OF THE BEST EXPLANATIONS OF WHY OBAMA WON THE ELECTION
From a teacher in the Nashville area.
"We are worried about 'the cow'when it is all about the 'Ice Cream.'
The most eye-opening civics lesson I ever had was while teaching third grade this year.
The presidential election was heating upand some of the children showed an interest. I decided that we would have an electionfor a class president.
We would choose our nominees.They would make a campaign speechand the class would vote.
To simplify the process, candidateswere nominated by other class members.
We discussed what kinds of characteristicsthese students should have.
We got many nominations and from those, Jamie and Olivia were picked to run for the top spot.
The class had done a great job in their selections. Both candidates were good kids.
I thought Jamie might have an advantagebecause he got lots of parental support.
I had never seen Olivia's mother.
The day for their speeches arrived.
Jamie went first.
He had specific ideas about how tomake our class a better place.He ended by promising to do his very best.
Everyone applauded and he sat down.
Now is was Olivia's turn to speak.
Her speech was concise.
The class went wild.
She surely would say more.
A discussion followed.
Would her parents buy it or would the class pay for it? She didn't know.
The class really didn't care.
Jamie was forgotten.
Every time Barack Obama opened his mouth he offered ice cream and 52 percent of the people reacted like nine year olds.
They want ice cream.
The other 48 percent know they're going to have to feed the cow and clean up the mess.
that they have not first taken away
Did you vote for the ice cream?