Memo To: Eddie Villanueva & Nick Perlas – withdraw presidential bid, run for senator
Memo To: Eddie Villanueva & Nick Perlas – Do Not Waste It, Run For The Senate
Dear Eddie Villanueva & Nick Perlas,
We have previously written that the October presidentiables survey will be most crucial for all the presidentiables. With the many changes in the line-up of withdrawals and addition, we said there will be a firming up of positions.
It is most specially important for the laggards, which the two of you belong to, as this will give you a good picture of your relative strengths compared to the others. For the leaders, interpreting the results properly will give them ideas to re-adjust their plans and strategies to move up but for the laggards it will be time to re-think your campaign, re-thinking it to quit or to continue with it.
We think your conclusion should be you need to quit your presidential campaign.
The last survey covers a period of activities for you. During that time you announced yourself as presidentiables, organized your team and most probably went around the country introducing yourself to the voters. You also announced your platforms and how you plan to reshape the country. Being the first quarter, it is probably your best and most active effort.
The survey tells you exactly how the voters rate not only you but your efforts. The first one is easy to see but the last one tells you how much your efforts have fallen short of delivering what you intended it to be. Getting the low ratings you did in the survey says your efforts were unable to reach the intended audience or if they did, it was unable to impress and convert them into ratings for you. Bottom line is voters are rejecting you as a candidate and your efforts are ineffective.
The other conclusion is that To move up in the polls to be a viable contender will mean you need to improve and increase your efforts to say at least 1,000% to 3,000% more than what you are doing. The question you need to ask yourself and be honest about it is this – do you have what it takes to increase it to that level? Do you have the right message? Do you have the people to do that kind of crazy increase? Do you have the resources, most critically the funds to do it?
If there is one question there that led you to answer a “no”, it is time to quit. Quitting now will stop wasting your time and effort and most specially, it will stop wasting the time and effort of your supporters. Just like you, your supporters are sacrificing a lot, quitting now will be doing good for your supporters.
What is next?
We think you should not waste what you stand for and what you believe in. Most importantly, we think you should not waste the time and effort put in by your supporters. We think both of you should run for the senate instead.
Each of you have distinct messages and each of you represent a specific person any party and the country need. Your beliefs, passion. platform and stature will enhance the campaign of any presidentiable you join.
Most importantly, the principles, the agenda you have are things that the country need very much. It will be a pity that these will be wasted if you continue to run for president and lose them which is for certain. Getting yourselves in the senate will in fact help the country more as you will be in a position to write laws and ti fiscalize according to your vision of a better Philippines. A losing presidentiable closes that door for you and what a pity that the country will lose your ideas and vision.
Looking at the other possible senatoriables also says you are way ahead most of them. You already have a set agenda and platform. You have been organizing already. That means you are 1 to 2 steps ahead of your competition.
Now is the time to quit as the Comelec deadline for filing candidacy is getting nearer. You will need time to look for a political party to put you in their ticket. Certainly you will need to negotiate with them and now is the time to do all that.
Lastly, Bro. Eddie and Nick – the country needs you. Your beliefs, platform, agenda and certainly character are things the country need very badly now. Do not waste them but continuing to run in a losing presidential campaign, run for the senate and win. The country needs you in the senate.