The Perfect Candidate

“The problem is that people are apathetic,” Jason said. “We need to find a candidate who can energize and inspire. Someone who can roar like a lion and yet appeal to all the little lambs who make up the bulk of the electorate.”

Beth shook her head. “What we really need is some eye candy to parade in front of the people. Someone who people like to look at,” she said.

“Exactly,” Jason said. “A candidate who is attractive, powerful, empathetic, trustworthy, and who can virtually shut the door on the other candidates.”

“Right, someone who can appeal to the country bumpkins who live in the bucolic countryside,” Beth said, “as well as those nitty-gritty, elitist urbanites who live in the large population centers on the coasts.”

“Yeah, all that sounds great, but where would ever find such a perfect candidate?” Jason asked.

“Don’t worry,” Beth said. She picked up her phone and sent a text message. A moment later the door to the room opened up and a man and a woman walked in.

“Jason, this is Eric Halderson. He heads up the Robotics Engineering Group,” Beth said, pointing to the man on the right. “And next to him is Canditron, the latest creation from the robotics division and the next President of the United States.”922475EC-266D-4B70-AB07-749BDE7AE07C


Written for these daily prompts: Fandango’s One-Word Challenge (apathetic), Ragtag Daily Prompt (lion), The Daily Spur (candy), Your Daily Word Prompt (shut), and Word of the Day Challenge (bucolic).