In a letter to the News, Colin Adamo ’10 — one of the candidates in the runoff race for Yale College Council Treasurer — endorsed his, um, opponent, Adam Thomas ’12. (Read it after the jump.) Also today, “friends of Colin Adamo” released a YouTube video intended to smear, um, Colin Adamo. If any of this makes sense to you, please let us know immediately.
The increasingly bizarre race for Yale College Council treasurer just got even stranger. Freshman Class Council Representative Yanni Legmpelos ’12, who finished third to Colin Adamo ’10 and FCC President Adam Thomas ’12, says he is now backing — wait for it — Adamo.
“I hope he wins,” Legmpelos said. “I’m excited to see what he does.”
Because no candidate won a majority of votes and Adamo and Thomas were within five percentage points of one another, election rules dictate that a run-off between the two must take place this Thursday.
The stances taken by the two candidates are about as divergent as any competitors in the YCC race this year.
The YCC campaigning has begun in earnest — at least for Jon Wu ’11 and Ryan Beauchamp ’10, both running for YCC President. Signs with “Ryan Beauchamp for President” or simply, “WU!” dot bulletin boards around campus. Students eating lunch can examine the finer details of Beauchamp’s face on table tents. And Facebookers are undoubtedly finding bright yellow campaign posters taking over the profile pictures of Wu’s friends.
Jon Wu has launched the sequel to his “Yes Wu Can” video launched during his 2008 treasurer campaign. The video, a parody on “You’re the One that I Want” from the musical Grease, features campus celebrities of all sorts, including the Larned Professor of History Cynthia Russett (Wu’s advisor).
For his own campaign video, Ryan Beauchamp dresses up and gets down to business using a walking tour of Saybrook and Branford to explain the details of his campaign platform.
Only 24 hours into the official declarations of candidacy, Yalies can expect even more campaigning up through April 13 when polls open.