In a smart political move, 2019 Presidential candidate Maggie Hawkins has all but ensured the working-class vote will swing her way after unveiling a tasteful, new style of Snacks & Chats during a campaign event on Thursday in St Lucia.
Dubbed ‘Snacks & Chats & Hard-Hats,’ the new event involves garnering working-class voters, who are wearing hard hats at the time, and chatting with them. But here’s the twist - there are also snacks involved.
One clear downside of the policy is due to the hard-hat criteria, Hawkins is likely to end up with several members of 1970s disco group Village People in attendance. But regardless, we think this is a smart move for a candidate looking to lock up the support of key groups.
As The Obiter’s internal polling indicated, the working-class vote will be extremely important to both candidates. And with Geary’s millionaire bachelor lifestyle counting against him, there was a clear opportunity for Hawkins to shore up support.
She did so in the most tasteful, delicious way possible, with a gorgeous platter making its way to the Snacks & Chats table, alongside the traditional Jatz Crackers and Mountain Dew in a UQLS mug (we know you can’t be drinking that much tea, members of the executive).
The platter included things that Hawkins might appeal to working-class voters: cement scones, cakes with drills in them, and yes, bacon-wrapped figs.
Adorned with sausage rolls and some aggressively kosher party pies, the platter was an absolute hit with those who might deliver Hawkins a victory.
This is a massive boost early for a campaign hoping to sweep Geary off his feet.
No more to come!