The Strategists Pt. 2

  • Aired:  11/01/12
  •  | Views: 77,078

The student council presidential campaign goes negative as John Oliver and Jason Jones raise funds and clash on the school's top-rated news program. (4:50)

>> Jon: WELCOME BACK.

THANK YOU.

IN THE MIDST OF AN UGLY ELECTION SEASON ONE MIGHT FORGET THERE REMAINS A PLACE WHERE DEMOCRACY REMAINS

CLEAN AND COOL.

MIDDLE SCHOOL.

JOHN OLVER AND JASON JONES DECIDED IT HAD TO BE STOPPED.

TONIGHT WE BRING YOU PART TWO.

>> PREVIOUSLY ON THE STRATEGIST JOHN AND JASON EACH TOOK 1/8 GRADE PRESIDENTIAL CAN DT AND PROVIDED THEM WAY MODERN

POLITICAL CAMPAIGN.

AS THE FRANTIC FIRST FEW DAYS OF THE CAMPAIGN DREW TO A CLOSE THERE WAS SOME MINOR ADMINISTRATIVE ISSUES TO RESOLVE.

>> THEY ARE COMING IN CLOSED, POLLSTERS, MY SALARY, IT DOES COME TO $5,105.67.

>> WHAT IS THE WARCHEST?

>> SORRY?

>> WARCHEST, MONEY.

WHAT FUNDS HAVE WE GOT?

>> I DON'T HAVE ANY.

>> YOU HAVE NO MONEY?

>> NO.

>> DOW MIND JUST PUTTING YOUR HANDS OVER YOUR EARS FOR A SECOND.

>> SURE.

>> JUST REALLY TIGHT.

>> [BLEEP] [BLEEP] [BLEEP].

>> THERE WAS NO MONEY AND A 25 YEAR CAMPAIGN VETERAN MARK O'HARA KNOWS THAT IS A PROBLEM.

>> IF YOU ARE'S VERY, VERY GOOD AT RAISING MONEY, YOU DON'T REALLY HAVE TO BE VERY GOOD AT ANYTHING ELSE.

>> AND IF YOU CAN'T RAISE MONEY.

>> YOU'RE [BLEEP].

>> SO JASON AND LAURYN IMMEDIATELY HIT THE PHONES TO COLD CALL LOVED ONES AND BLEED THEM DRY.

>> HELLO.

>> MOM, IT'S LAURYN.

>> HI, HON, WHAT'S UP.

>> WE'RE TRYING TO FUND RAISE FOR THE CAMPAIGN.

>> OKAY.

HOW I CAN HELP?

>> SO WE WERE WONDERING IF WE COULD HAVE $1,000.

>> $1,000?

WHAT ARE YOU GOING TO USE $1,000 FOR?

>> TO WIN.

>> NO, YOU HAD IT WRONG.

YOU CAN'T BUY A CAMPAIGN.

YOU HAVE TO WIN ON YOUR OWN.

>> QUIT BEING SO NAIVE.

>> NAIVE?

I'M TELLING-- WHO IS TELLING TO YOU BUY A CAMPAIGN.

>> WE GOT TO G ALL RIGHT, BYE.

>> MEANWHILE ACROSS TOWN KYLE WAS ABOUT TO ENTERTAIN HIS TOP DONORS AT A PRIVATE FUND-RAISER.

>> OKAY, WE'VE GOT 15 OF YOUR KEY DONORS OUT THERE.

THIS IS IMPORTANT.

5.99 A PLATE, SOLD.

WHAT WE LEARNED ONE.

>> START OFF WITH A JOKE.

>> GOOD.

TWO.

>> GIVE THEM RED MEAT.

>> EXACTLY AND THREE DON'T SAY [BLEEP], GO GET THEM.

>> THANK YOU, ALL FOR BEING HERE.

IF I GO TO ANY MORE OF THESE FUND-RAISERS I'M GOING TO GET FAT.

>> THE FUND-RAISER WAS A HUGE SUCCESS.

BUT THERE'S ALWAYS A DANG NEVER YOUR CANDIDATE BECOMING TOO COMFORTABLE.

>> SO LOOK, 47% OF THE SCHOOL IS TO THE GOING TO VOTE FOR ME.

THEY'RE LAME AND DWEE B'S AND ADDICTED TO BEING DWEE B'S AND I'M TO THE GOING TO WORRY ABOUT IT.

>> HAVE SEEN THIS THING?

400 HITS ALREADY.

IT'S BLOWING UP.

>> WE'RE NOT USING THAT.

>> PROBABLY DIDN'T MEAN ANYTHING OF IT.

I MEAN --

>> OKAY, OKAY.

STAY POSITIVE.

GIRLS, HAVE YOU SEEN THIS?

LOOK AT KYLE, HE'S CALLING YOU ALL DWEE B'S.

>> OH MY GOD.

>> NEGATIVE CAMPAIGNING WORKS.

AND ANYBODY IN MY INDUSTRY WHO TELLS YOU DIFFERENT DOESN'T KNOW WHAT THE

[BLEEP] THEY'RE TALKING ABOUT.

>> AND THAT'S THE NEGATIVITY BEGAN.

>> OH [BLEEP], OH [BLEEP].

>> THE HOSTILITY WAS THREATENING TO SPILL OVER AND SADLY IT DID.

DURING AN APPEARANCE THE STRATEGISTS MADE ON THE SCHOOL'S TOP RATED NEWS PROGRAM.

>> HI, I'M WITH WCMS NEWS HERE WITH JOHN OLVER AND JASON JONES, CAMPAIGN STRATEGISTS.

HI, JASON, HOW IS THE CAMPAIGN GOING.

>> WELL, NINA, FIRST OF ALL, THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR HAVING ME HERE.

>> NINA CAN I JUMP IN FOR A SECOND BECAUSE THE TOXIC TONE OF THIS CAMPAIGN HAS BEEN A DISGRACE.

>> WHAT MR. OLIVER, MY GOOD FRIEND IS --

>> IS DEMONSTRATING HERE.

>> THAT IS NOT REFLECTIVE 6 THE-- .

>> IS THE LIBERAL DEFINITION.

>> THAT YOU HAVE BEEN --

>> OF IRONIC.

>> AND THIS IS THE KIND OF --

>> DEMOCRACY DESERVES BETTER.

>> EVERY --

>> A UNIFYING --

>> WHAT IS HAPPENING.

>> LET ME TELL YOU.

>> ABSOLUTELY DISGUSTING.

>> I'M SORRY LAURYN --

>> THANK YOU.

>> THANK YOU.

>> THANK YOU.

>> THE TONE OF THIS CAMPAIGN SO FAR.

>> THAT'S ALL WE HAVE TIME FOR TODAY.

THANKS FOR WATCHING.

AND THANK YOU FOR COMING.

>> NEXT TIME ON THE STRATEGIST, THE ATTACKS GET PERSONAL.

>> LAURYN?

GUESS WHAT I HAVE.

BOOM.

>> HOW DO YOU ALLOW YOURSELF TO GET PHOTOGRAPHED MAKED IT IN A BATHTUB?

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