arroyo “elated” by governors endorsement of presidentiable teodoro, a cellar dweller in surveys. opposition should also be elated.
arroyo elated over the endorsement of gilbert teodoro by 49 governors must have the opposition also elated for arroyo’s elation. gilbert teodoro is one of the cellar dwellers in the latest pulse asia presidentiables survey (read here: https://2010presidentiables.wordpress.com/2009/08/25/pulse-asia-august-2009-presidentiables-survey-villar-builds-lead/) getting only a 0.2%. that means the opposition will easily beat the admin candidate.
we are actually confused by this elation of arroyo on teodoro. a more recent news article said arroyo had “anointed” noli de castro as the admin presidentiable candidate. (read here: https://2010presidentiables.wordpress.com/2009/08/29/arroyo-anoints-de-castro-a-blessing-or-a-kiss-of-death/) so is it de castro or is it teodoro? “elation” does not translate to “anointed” and “anointed” does not translate to “elation”.
the other part of this news article is that members of the admin political party are highly anxious as they do not know yet where they stand. they have no idea who their presidentiable is and they do not know what the process their party is taking to get to that decision.
these party members are most probably feeling very insecure as there is so much news on the opposition side with recent announcements of interesting opposition presidentiables and the most recent drama behind noynoy aquino’s presidentiable plans.
their insecurity is well founded. without a candidate identified, they can’t make up their mind and more importantly they can’t promote their candidates. arroyo being “elated” over teodoro and at the same time “anointing” de castro adds to the confusion and division that news articles are reporting as occurring in the admin political party.
something has the be said about admin local government support for admin candidates. there was none of it in the last senatorial election. in that election almost all the admin senatoriables did not win the election and one of the reasons was that the admin barangay captains, mayors and governors did not campaign for admin senatoriables.
these are the same group of admin local officials who endorsed teodoro that arroyo is elated about. and that is the reason why the opposition presidentiables should be happy with arroyo’s elation.
Arroyo elated by govs’ choice of Teodoro
By Michael Lim Ubac, TJ Burgonio
Philippine Daily Inquirer
First Posted 01:36:00 09/06/2009 MANILA, Philippines—President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo was “elated” by the news that 49 governors have endorsed the presidential candidacy of Defense Secretary Gilbert Teodoro.
“She was elated by it not because it was Secretary Teodoro but the one endorsed is a member of the administration party,” Secretary Gabriel Claudio, Arroyo’s chief political adviser, told dzRB radio.
The move by a group of governors endorsing the presidential candidacy of Teodoro shows that members of the administration coalition are getting impatient for the ruling Lakas-Kampi-CMD to choose a presidential standard-bearer for 2010, according to Mandaluyong Mayor Benhur Abalos.
Abalos, the president of the League of Cities of the Philippines, on Saturday joined the clamor within the ruling coalition to decide whether Teodoro or Vice President Noli de Castro should be the administration presidential candidate.
“We might be running out of time. Look at the dates,” said Abalos, pointing out that November 30, the deadline for the filing of candidacy certificates, is “quite close.”