In January, we announced Bas Bleu would be hosting our own 2016 presidential election, with your favorite literary characters as the candidates. We’ve narrowed your nominees down to six teams, and in the months leading up to Election Day in November, we’ll be presenting you with the candidates’ biographies, platform issues, and a schedule of campaign events.

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Candidate Bio

Edward “Winnie-the-Pooh” Sanders was born in the Hundred Acre Wood in 1924. Orphaned at a young age, he was adopted by the Milne family of Sussex, England, beginning a lifelong friendship with his future running mate, Christopher Robin. Known affectionately as “Pooh,” he became famous at an early age for his thoughtfulness, friendliness, and steadfast loyalty. Educated alongside Christopher Robin—with whom he loves doing nothing—Pooh was fortunate to enjoy nature’s classroom in Hundred Acre Wood, a privilege he hopes to extend to all children one day. Though he prefers to work for his community behind the scenes, Pooh made headlines several years ago when a flood threatened to destroy his home forest. He risked his life to rescue the endangered woodland creatures with nothing but Christopher Robin’s umbrella and his own four paws. In his spare time, Pooh enjoys writing poetry, eating honey, going on adventures, and think think thinking.

Some people care too much. I think it’s called love.

Issues We Care About

Deforestation
In which our woodlands and waterways must be saved from overdevelopment that decimates our natural resources and accelerates climate change.

Early Childhood Literacy
In which our nation’s children deserve access to books from an early age, to nurture their love of reading and ensure academic success.

Honeybee Colony Collapse
In which honeybee colonies must be protected from pesticides and habitat loss, for the sake of preserving our food supply.

Universal Recess and Summer Camp
In which all schoolchildren shall enjoy daily recess to run and play or even do nothing, as well as a week of summer camp in the wilds of Hundred Acre Wood.

Upcoming Campaign Events

A Little Something
Every morning at 11 a.m., Pooh and Christopher Robin host voters for conversation and “a little something” tasty in Hundred Acre Wood.

Clover-Planting
Did you know? Honeybees love clover! Join us for planting parties every Saturday morning in a neighborhood near you!

Teddy Bear Tea Party
Little bear cubs, piglets, and roos are invited to bring their favorite stuffed friends to a tea party on Galleon’s Leap. Christopher Robin’s dad, Alan, will be on-hand to entertain youngsters with storytime.