So, just finished a parade. It was a nice one, as parades go. Even though the weather was fairly threatening, the rain held off and the crowd wasn't bad.
Our hero, Jon Russell was there. He brought something of a posse... that included a few little kids.
Our campaign had balloons. A lot of balloons.
As we were leaving the Fleetwood parking lot, one of the girls in our campaign walked by these kids, who asked her for some of the balloons.
So, because they were tiny little kids (2, 3, 4 or so... something like that) she gave them 9 balloons.
Russell, who hadn't thought of bringing balloons, proceeded to take them away from these little kids, release 6 of them into the air and had 3 put into the truck being used for the parade.
What the heck is up with that... taking balloons away from little kids?
Yeah... I know they had a logo from a campaign he's competing with... badly... but these were little kids who could care less about politics, and who shouldn't be used as campaign props.
They were balloons.
Imagine how cool it would have been if Russell had just allowed these little kids to keep the balloons (which they probably would have released soon, anyway.) Yeah, I know... they're from a competing campaign. But no one would have noticed it out in the street; and if they had, they'd have thought that it took a really great candidate to allow little kids (tiny kids) to keep balloons from another campaign.
But that didn't happen.