This article, about a collegiate consulting firm, was when I realized that the SA elections were seriously overblown here at GW.
But seriously, it's only student government. Maybe everyone in the SA needs to realize this.
Now, I realize that almost everyone who goes to college in the DC area wants to be involved in politics one day, and most people who run for things like the SA want to be the President one day, but what the SA candidates aren't realizing is that in the real world, it's not that big a deal.
GW students can be a force of nature. They are a huge group and living in a city where things can get done. Maybe they should put there time and energy into doing more good (seriously, they could only raise $500 for the National AIDS Fund?) than trying to be president and campaign manager and consultant for the SA.