Governor Amy Oaksmith is the epitome of a Liberty success story. Her rise from the daughter of a butcher to becoming the governor of the seventh district of Panem is described as inspiring and a true showing of hard work. Formerly a district attorney for District 7, Oaksmith was elected governor in the swing district against all odds. Since then, the governor has become quite popular and came second in the last presidential primary to then-VP Celine Oswald.
Now, it’s time for Oaksmith to choose whether or not to engage in a second run for the presidency, which would pit herself against political heavyweights such as Governor Rosalie Descoteaux, Governor Gale Hawthorne, Senator Peeta Mellark, Vice President Dale Wilson, and Secretary Celine Oswald. The race for the Capitol is expected to be brutal and bloody. Can she make it?
Political analysts think so. One analyst surmised that since the governor wasn’t that far from winning last time, the odds may be in her favor this time. Another noted her midwestern charm made her a beloved figure in Panem politics. Yet another noted that she really can’t lose in this election- no matter what, she would probably end up in someone’s Cabinet.
However, others disagree. One particular analyst denounced the possibility of a second run, noting that she would be better of running for VP, while another sharply said that she’s not good anywhere outside of District 7 and should stick to being governor or run for senator.
However, a bigger question remains: will Oaksmith run? While her candidacy would undoubtedly shake up the race, the governor of District 7 has not taken huge steps towards a candidacy lately. She did announce recently that she would not run for vice president however and that she was still considering a run, but her purported lack of interest has led some observers to doubt that she will run. However, many supporters and D7 insiders say that her silence is actually indicative of a run and that it is similar to the last presidential race and her previous runs for D7 governor.