The Strategists Pt. 3

  • Aired:  11/05/12
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Strategists John Oliver and Jason Jones offer last minute coaching to their eighth grade student council candidates, and "The Phantom" star Billy Zane influences the election. (5:55)

>> Jon: WELCOME BACK.

OVER THE PAST TWO SHOWS WE'VE BEEN LOOKING AT WHAT HAPPENS WHEN MODERN POLITICAL TACTICS

ARE FORCED ON A MIDDLE SCHOOL ELECTION.

WHY?

IT'S BECAUSE WE'RE [BLEEP].

TONIGHT THE CONCLUSION OF OUR SERIES, THE STRATEGISTS.

>> PREVIOUSLY ON THE STRATEGISTS, JASON AND JOHN BROUGHT MODERN POLITICAL TACTICS

TO AN 8th GRADE STUDENT COUNCIL ELECTION AND WERE IMMEDIATELY EMBRACED BY THE CHILDREN.

>> SO YOU LIKE THIS CAMPAIGN?

NOT REALLY.

KIND OF MEAN.

>> Reporter: NOW WITH THE CAMPAIGN ENTERING ITS FINAL DAYS, THE PRESIDENTIAL DEBATE

WAS APPROACHING.

AND AS 25-YEAR CAMPAIGN STRATEGIST MARCO KNOWS, YOU HAVE TO BE PREPARED

>> THE DEBATE IS THE MOST FORMAL SETTING FOR A CANDIDATE'S IMAGE TO BE FULLY REALIZE.

SO YOU PRACTICE EVERYTHING.

WE EVEN FOCUS ON INDIVIDUAL WORDS.

WE FIND OUT WHAT WORDS WE LIKE AND WE FIND WAYS TO REPEAT THEM IN MEANINGFUL, CATCHY PHRASES SO

THAT THEY'LL STICK WITH THEM WHEN THEY GO INTO THE POLLS

>> ULNA... HONOR.

LEADERSHIP.

NACHOS.

YEAH, WHAT WORD ARE WE GOING TO USE?

>> NACHOS HOW OFTEN?

ALL THE TIME SO DESCRIBE THE SCHOOL USING A NACHO METAPHOR

>> NACHOS, THE SCHOOL IS LIKE NACHO CHEESE.

MORE NOURISHING AND YOU CAN'T GET ENOUGH OF IT.

>> Reporter: AS THE PEARLMAN CAMPAIGN SEIZED THE MOMENTUM JASON DESPERATELY SEARCHED FOR A

CELEBRITY TO GIVE ZABLO CAMPAIGN A BOOST

>> I NEED A BIG-TIME ACTOR, ANY SUPER HERO WOULD BE GREAT.

OH, REALLY?

WOULD HE DO IT

>> Reporter: BUT TIME WAS RUNNING OUT BECAUSE WITH DEBATE AFTERNOON FINALLY HERE FOR THE

CANDIDATES, IT WAS GAME TIME.

>> IT IS WITH GREAT PLEASURE THAT I INTRODUCE KYLE PEARLMAN AND LAUREN ZABLO.

>> MY NAME IS LAUREN ZABLO AND I AM RUNNING TO BE YOUR STUDENT COUNCIL PRESIDENT.

I'VE BEEN IN STUDENT COUNCIL SINCE SIXTH GRADE SO I WILL MAKE EVERY EFFORT SNTS

>> Reporter: WHILE LAUREN WENT WITH SUBSTANCE, THE PEARLMAN TOOK A DIFFERENT APPROACH

>> HELLO, MY FELLOW AMERICANS.

I CAN SEE I'M THE ONLY ONE WEARING PLAYED TODAY

>> I'M SORRY TO SEE THAT I'M THE ONLY ONE WEARING A FLAG PIN TODAY.

THIS ELECTION WE ALL KNOW IS PRETTY MUCH A POPULARITY CONTEST

>> USE NACHOS FOR EXAMPLE, YOU COULD SAY NACHOS ARE POPULAR.

( CHEERS AND APPLAUSE )

>> SAY GO BLED AMERICA GOD BLESS AMERICA NACHOS .

Reporter: IT WAS BACK TO THE WALL.

IT WAS TIME FOR JASON TO DEPLOY HIS CELEBRITY ENDORSEMENT.

>> WHO HERE IS A FAN OF BATMAN?

WHO ABOUT IRONMAN?

( CHEERS AND APPLAUSE ) HOW ABOUT THE PHANTOM?

LADIES AND GENTLEMEN, BILLY DAY.

>> THIS IS THE MOST IMPORTANT ELECTION OF YOUR LIFETIME.

THAT IS WHY I AM THROWING MY FULL SUPPORT BEHIND LAUREN ZABLO FOR WOOD CLIFF MIDDLE SCHOOL

CLASS PRESIDENT.

( APPLAUSE )

>> Reporter: BUT AN OCTOBER SURPRISE CAN QUICKLY TURN INTO AN OCTOBER NIGHTMARE.

>> SO, KYLE.

YOU WANT ME TO SAY WHAT TO LAUREN?

I CAN'T SAY THAT.

SHE'S ONLY 13 YEARS OLD.

(NERVOUS LAUGHTER) WHAT DO YOU MEAN OVER YOUR HEAD?

EVERYTHING IS OVER YOUR [BLEEP]

HEAD.

YOU'RE 4'2.

I'LL KICK HIS [BLEEP].

REALLY?

>> Reporter: WITH THE DEBATE OVER, IT WAS TIME FOR THE CHILDREN TO VOTE.

AND FOR THE STRATEGISTS TO GET INSTANT FEEDBACK FROM EXIT POLLS.

12 DAYS OF CAMPAIGNING, THOUSANDS OF DOLLARS UNNECESSARILY SPENT, ALL LED UP TO THIS ONE MOMENT.

>> GOOD AFTERNOON, WOOD CLIFF STUDENTS AND FACULTY.

I AM PROUD TO MAKE THE ANNOUNCEMENT FOR THE WINNING STUDENT COUNCIL REPRESENTATIVE

FOR YOUR 2012 WOOD CLIFF MIDDLE SCHOOL PRESIDENT.

KYLE.

>> [BLEEP].

YEAH, I FIGURED.

HEY, BILLY, WHAT DO YOU THINK ABOUT A THIRD GRADE RACE IN AKRON, OHIO?

>> Reporter: WITH THAT, JOHN, JASON AND BILLY WERE GONE BECAUSE AT ANY STRATEGIST KNOWS

WINNING IS EVERYTHING.

CLEANING UP THE MESS IS SOMEONE ELSE'S PROBLEM.

( CHEERS AND APPLAUSE )

>> Jon: PEARLMAN, ZABLO.

NICELY DONE, GUYS.

VERY NICELY DONE.

FIRST OF ALL I JUST WANT TO THANK YOU GUYS FOR PARTICIPATING.

YOU WERE GREAT SPORTS.

IT WAS REALLY A WONDERFUL EXERCISE.

I WANT TO ASK WHAT YOU FELT LIKE IT WAS LIKE TO WORK WITH JASON AND JOHN.

>> TELL THEM IT WAS GREAT.

HE WAS GREAT.

Jon: WHAT PLANS DO YOU HAVE NOW THAT YOU'RE IN OFFICE.

>> I'LL JUMP IN AND TAKE THIS.

FOR A START, JON, IT'S PRESIDENT PEARLMAN TO YOU.

RESPECT THE [BLEEP] OFFICE AND PRESIDENT PEARLMAN IS NOT TAKING QUESTIONS AT THIS TIME.

>> Jon: YOU KNOW WHAT?

LET ME TAKE CARE OF THIS REAL QUICK AFTER THAT DISPLAY.

YOU MIGHT WANT TO SIGN THOSE GUYS.

THESE ARE JUST RELEASES THAT INDEMNIFY THE SHOW OF PHYSICAL OR EMOTIONAL DAMAGE INFLICTED ON

YOU OR THE SCHOOL.

IT'S A PLEDGE TO NEVER TELL YOUR PARENTS THAT THIS HAPPENED.

THANKS SO VERY MUCH.

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