The 2010 Philippine Elections is shaping up to be a real…scratch that thought, reset.
The 2010 Philippine Elections is fast shaping up to be a montage of colorful individuals trying to get their share of power in government. We have a presidential candidate who served time, but for some reason, the people seem to have forgotten that. We also have a former successful presidential-candidate-turned-congressional-candidate who a lot of people want to see serve time. We have presidential candidates with accomplishment records that you will need to spend some time researching on – bragging rights to claim the throne. There are also idealists and evangelists – ists and isms again? And finally, we have the kind of politicians that some people like to brand as “doers.”
I feel that most candidates would want to be known as a “doer.” However, not all of them have the significant track record to back up their claim.
Don’t get me wrong here but whenever one floats the names “Gordon” and “Fernando” during a drinking session, you’re certainly bound to get a response. Take Fernando for instance, try mentioning his name to street vendors and bus drivers then just watch the sparks fly. I do like his image of ” I get things done, just don’t ask me for personality and charming the masses.” Sadly, I think his real “popularity” can not extend outside of the Metro Manila area.
Now, Gordon, that’s a name associated with accomplishments. He will always have Subic Bay as his “crown jewel” and he’s also with the Philippine Red Cross. He has the experience and a “heart” to run the country. However, I do not think he has the big machinery to win this one in 2010.
So, what if I offer him my services? Just to get the right images across.
I say that we position him as the man who can get things done, a real take-charge grab-the-bull-by-the-horns guy.
I say this: 8 years and half a bitch later, we need a Dick in Malacanang!
(Disclaimer: original idea spawned during a drinking session while watching BJ Penn beat Diego Sanchez on December 13, 2009)