Friday, August 15, 2008
The Future Is Bright
Naadira Renfroe's future in UF Student Government seems brighter than ever. Anonymous emails submitted to TheRadikal.com indicating support in certain honoraries and organizational councils were verified over the course of the last week. [My] Gator insiders (including learned alums) believe that Naadira Renfroe will be named to an important position in the Gator Party for the Fall 2008 campaign, with a strong push by the African American bloc to have Renfroe placed in serious contention for the Student Body Vice Presidency in 2009. If selected, Renfroe would be in strategic position to run for the Student Body Presidency in 2010 (almost a decade after the presidency of one Nikki Fried).
In the event Gator splits, the African American vote will be critical. Many student leaders, speaking on condition of anonymity, believe Johnson will run with or without the support of the majority of Gator. Unlike Ridgway & Weiss before him, many believe Johnson would blitz the line of scrimmage and go all the way to a run-off if need be. Johnson's chief rival to date, is Kellie Dale, which everyone swears will be gone & graduated by then. Dale, according to independents, is one of the least popular and most inept senate presidents in recent history. However, poor marks from independents are worth their weight in gold on fraternity & sorority row.
Whoever gets in the mix for '09-'10 will need the African American community and I believe those of you on the ground will see key realignments this Fall.