the 2 hail mary pass options for chiz escudero
we like chiz escudero. we particularly like to hear him speak. he is the most eloquent of all the presidentiables specially in pilipino. you just have to bear and grin the monotone delivery and statue like poker face. but once you get past that this man makes a lot of sense. he also has his principles and priorities in the right place.
we are saddened that the NPC has abandoned chiz or that chiz abandoned the NPC. we think, as we have previously asked in this blog, chiz escudero’s run for the president is dead in the water with the most recent developments.
dead as it may be, we like to give him two options for a hail mary pass. one is a miracle, the other redemption.
first the miracle. this hail mary pass involves replacing erap estrada as the standard bearer of estrada’s political party and machinery. the miracle involved here is that erap needs to be convinced that he should withdraw his candidacy in favor of escudero.
lets face it erap’s run for the presidency has a very high legal barrier to cross. it will not come easy for erap. it’s a great thing if he gets it, but what if erap fails? should erap allow himself the possibility of the humiliation of a legal defeat on his presidential run?
agreeing to step down in favor of escudero gives erap the statesman status, the wise elder and the guru for escudero. he can be kingmaker, a role that he will enjoy the same way as marlon brando enjoyed it at The Godfather.
the way it stands now, it looks like it will take a miracle, erap sounds very determined and committed to his quest. but with escuderos gift for tagalog words, he just might be able to convince erap to give him the miracle.
now, the redemption. this one is simpler and this one is very smart. he will be taking 1 step backward to be able to take 2 steps forwards after 6 years.
escudero can redeem himself by running for VP under villar. surely escudero is a much better choice than drama queen loren legarda for villar.
this hail mary pass is very similar to our proposal for perlas and villannueva. we had proposed in this blog for perlas and villanueva to abandon their presidential bids and run for senators instead.
we had proposed that as to us it is obvious both men will not be voted president at the moment. if they lose the presidency, the country loses two bright. idealistic and principled men. they have a much better chance of winning as senators than as president. getting themselves into the senate will enable the country to make use of their talents and skills. the same thing applies for escudero.
we hope escudero will think hard about our twin proposals for his hail mary pass.