Cytoskeleton Smear Campaign

Greeting fellow organelles. My name is Cytoskeleton and I’m here to tell you why I’m the best organelle for the job. First, consider your other candidates: Mitochondria, Rough Endoplasmic Reticulum, and Nucleus. Mitochondria excretes energy, but their abilities end there. They can’t hold up the fort like I can. Nucleus is a controlling dictator, but what we need is a democracy! If you choose me, I will build a cell wall and have Rough Endoplasmic Reticulum pay for it (in proteins)! The good thing about me is that I’m rich…in filaments. I am made up of both micro and intermediate filaments, as well as micro-tubules. I believe that it is vital to shape the young cells of tomorrow, so they can be the best cells that they can be. I am the framework of protein fiber embedded within the cytoplasm of a cell. I shape the cell. I mold the cell. The cell is composed of me. Without me, the cell would be a formless blob and all of the younger organelles would be aimlessly helter-skelter. I am the structure, the skeletal backbone of the entire show, so you know I’ve got your back. Without me, the world would be like gelatin. Do you want to live in a cell of impressionable conformity. If so, vote for Mitochondria, Rough Endoplasmic Reticulum, or Nucleus; but as for me, I say take shape and vote for Cytoskeleton! I hold it all together.