As some of my readers know, I'm a diehard Ohioan. In fact, that's where I got my start in the world of politics by working on local and statewide campaigns. An unavoidable aspect of these types of campaigns is the 'parade'. There were always four big rules we followed when organizing a parade event for our candidate:
1) Always get twice as much candy as you think you'll need.
2) Use an American car whenever possible.
3) Have enough water for the long parade routes.
4) Never have less than 10 volunteers walking with the candidate.
I never realized there should be a 5th.
Make sure you don't use a stand-in for the candidate.
Yep. That's not Mary Jo Kilroy, candidate for the 15th congressional district of Ohio.
Hat tip to Naublog, and whoever is doing the commentary on the video. Brilliant.