Like all of us Annie has been keeping tabs on the election. She asked me if she could make a post explaining why she would be the best president:
Hi Everyone, it’s me, Annabel. I’ve been watching all of the president stuff on TV with my mom and dad. People are trying to pick between Hillary and Donald Trump but I wish I could be the president. My mom says there is a rule making it so that kids can’t be president but I don’t think that’s fair. Kids should be allowed to be president because kids are smarter than adults and remember a lot more things. My dad is always forgetting things that I remember, but he’s old enough to be president and I’m not. That’s not fair!
To get people to vote for me I would promise everyone free pets. If someone was allergic to cats and dogs, I would give them a tortoise or a fish or something. I think a lot of kids would vote for me, and I think my family would vote for me too. I don’t mean just my mom and dad and Jamesie, but my grandparents, uncles, aunts and cousins. Probably a whole lot of other people too!
If I got to be president I would wear a uniform, like a school uniform. And I would boss people around. That’s what presidents do and I’d like to do it too!
My mom asked me what I think makes someone a good president. I think a good president makes sure slavery doesn’t start again, doesn’t believe that boys are better than girls, and is nice to everyone.
I think it’s really cool to see a girl running for president, and I wonder why no girls tried before. Okay, my mom just told me other girls have tried but that none of them have ever come this close before. It’s still really cool.
One thing I don’t like is that when one person likes Hillary and another person likes Donald Trump they yell at each other and get into a fight. I think they should be nice to each and not fight about it. There should be a rule that you can’t yell at each other about who should win.
If you want me to be president instead, you can write my name down when it’s time to vote! I don’t know if enough people will do that for me to win, but if I win I will give you a pet! That is a good deal.
Thanks! Love, Annabel
I’d vote for you, Annie.
Annie 2046! I won’t be around but you will win. Hands down!
That IS a good deal indeed! I’m clapping so loudly for you right now, and I’m even standing up while clapping! That’s the BEST campaign speech I’ve ever read.
Debbie A-H says:
Annie, when you’re old enough, you’ve got my vote. For this time, though, I have to vote for the first woman candidate to get this far. She has done so much good work for children, and I think you might agree she would make a good president. But, when you really do run, I’m with you!
You’ve got my vote Annie!! You have all the right ideas to make the world a better place.
Marjorie Steele says:
I’ll take a puppy please cause you have my vote!! You are very intelligent Annie!
Annie Spohr for President! I already have 3 pets, so please don’t give me another one. =)
I was planning on writing in Leslie Knope, but I think I’ll write in Annie instead.
Annie has my vote!!!
Debbie B. says:
You have my vote Annie! Who would you choose to be the Vice President?
Very sweet post! I like her thinking.
I will vote for you Annie!
I’ll vote for you, Annie! But my cats were only $10 each…how about if we get free vet care, instead?
I vote Annie as well!! I think you have wonderful ideas and a very sweet heart. Which is another thing that it takes to make a great president.
Maybe if we write you in and you get enough votes, you can be president for a day?! I bet that would be fun!
Wendy Constantinoff says:
I would vote for you Annie if I lived in USA. You could come and get elected as prime ministerif it doesn’t work out in US. We have had a female one before and our new one is female too.
President Annabel. I like the sound of that! You are wise beyond your years, Annie. I’d vote for you!
Maria Keil says:
I would vote for Annie! She is such a smart little girl & would be a GREAT president.
Wouldn’t it be funny if Annabel won? The way things are going… Oh, never mind.
I’d vote for her before one of our current choices. Truly.
I wish more people had as much sense as Annie about not fighting over politics! It’s frustrating to see so much division and animosity floating around.
Quite possibly the best thing I’ve ever read ??????