And here's how things are going at the Blue team's meeting: there isn't one. While hanging out in the kitchen, Anjay sees Olivia coming and pompously turns his back on her, facing the corner and saying, "Please leave me alone. I'm trying to think." He doesn't quite achieve the effect he's going for, what with the chocolate still dripping down the back of his jacket. Olivia: "Okay. Good luck with that. I'm running against you, just so you know." Without turning around, Anjay yells at her to shut up. "Bye!" Olivia chirps. Okay, she's being a pain in the ass, but that was funny. Anjay interviews that he never wanted Bonanza City to be "politics and all this kind of stuff." Yeah, why can't he just be leader for life? Who among us can say that Anjay hasn't richly earned the privilege, with his spelling bee championships and all?
It's time for the Council and the candidates to make their campaign speeches to the town, and they all gather around a high platform outside. The Council is up on the platform, addressing the kids below. Mike goes first, struggling in his usual staccato way through a ramble about how the town should choose "the person who is best at taking charge and making the decision that's right for the town." That gets polite applause, but I think it's more because they agree with the sentiment than because they think Mike is that person. Mike interviews that he isn't too worried. Mike asks for challengers, and the editors put in a nice long pause before showing a hand go up. It's Guylan. Mike looks like this is a personal affront to him, as is everything in his world, and interviews that Guylan called him "sir" the first day. Okay, so Guylan realized his mistake. His teeth gritted, Mike invites Guylan up on the platform.
In an interview, Guylan says he's always been home schooled (don't email me!) and that he's never had a leadership position before. So why not start on national TV? Guylan's speech basically says that he wants the town to be more of a democracy than a dictatorship. Translation: I won't scream at you to shut up all the time. "If you want this town to be the best it can be, then vote for me," he concludes. Guylan gets much louder applause and cheers than Mike did. Mike watches him go back down the stairs and into the crowd, looking as if Guylan hooked the end of Mike's large intestine onto the back of his belt before walking away.
Anjay's turn. He starts out weak, saying he knows he's made mistakes, but he'll try harder. And then he spontaneously grows a backbone and forcefully says, "Forget the try part -- I will do my best in the future and work harder, starting now!" Any challengers? Olivia is the only one to raise her hand, and Anjay calls her up. Olivia: "This is not a popularity contest. Vote for who you think would be the best leader, not who you like the most." Translation: nobody likes Olivia. She says she works hard at the jobs Anjay has given her, but she'll work even harder as a Council member. The crowd cheers, as Anjay looks out at them as though they're waving pitchforks.