Chicago, Illinois: Prime Enterprises Complex
Joseph Octavian, newest director of Prime Enterprises, proudly stood before the whispering sea of citizens present at the complex, preparing to begin his brief presentation and political announcement. Lights flash and cameras rolled at either side of the podium, broadcasting him live on television.
In the face of such a publicly distinguished occasion, he'd carefully selected a fashionable, businesslike garment. And on his shrewd features he wore an amiable grin, seeking to subtly cultivate an inviting air that would beneficially impress upon those attendance, and those watching around the nation.
But deeply buried beneath a masterful facade of geniality and virtues was a thirst for success; a glimmer of excitement that his ambitions would proceed, and a persistent nervousness rising in his chest at the prospect of his immediate actions. This was a bold move, a heavy handed gamble. He longed for glory, to see his name held in renown. He sought to revel in the power that he'd worked for and achieved through covert machiavellianism, to stand among greats as the greatest of them all.
There were no room for mistakes, nor options of failure. This was his moment of significance, and the nation would thrive with the dawn of his success. So, he began:
"In recent years, this illustrious nation and its unwavering people have seen many things: Hardships, change, impossible progression, this list goes on and on. The world has changed in many ways, good and bad, and continues to do so with every passing moment. But echoing the inspirational words of our previous president, Jean Quentin; America remains firm and whole, and advances with every modicum of the much weirder world that comes to light.
"And it is because of these things that I now announce my campaign for Presidency of the United States. I want to aid in guiding this nation to an even greater future; to further cultivate America into a symbol of progression, truth, and objectivity.