time for a short list – vote for aquino, villar or gordon. don’t even consider the rest!
i think we are getting closer to that time in this election where we need to make a short list of presidentiables we will consider voting in may 2010. some of us may have made up our minds but i think most are still considering who to vote. for these voters and i think they are a majority, the thing to do now is to make a short list.
making a short list now has the advantage of focus. getting down the candidates into a short list will allow us to focus on getting information on just a few of the candidates. it will save us time and effort.
for me, my short list has these names – noynoy aquino, manny villar or richard gordon, not in that particular order. i will not bother with the rest.
the approach i took in making my short list is to first decide on who among the presidentiables i do not like. that is usually an much easier decision to make than who to vote.
excluding estrada is obvious on why he should not be in the short list – he is a convicted criminal. this country should not even think of considering a criminal to be it’s president. the time of estrada specially the trial was a traumatic experience for the country. we do not need a repeat of that.
eddie villanueva, jamby madrigal and jc de los reyes are jokes in this election. for me, voting for them is wasting your vote.
why would we elect a president who is alone and does not even have a party in both houses? if they become president, with no party in both houses and no allies, how can he advance his vision for the country? he will be forever begging both houses for support of his vision and plans. to get them done, he will need to compromise and that is a very dangerous thing to do. that is the problem with villanueva and de los reyes.
i don’t even know why madrigal filed her candidacy. i think she did it just for fun or this rich kid did not have anything better to do. i won’t even waste space talking about why she should not be elected.
gordon is the odd man out in my short list. first of all he is among the laggards in the polls. i like gordon’s characters and his very smart. i admire his determination and the way he sticks to his principles.
teodoro? oh, please! not in a million years. there are so may things wrong about teodoro and it begins with himself and ends with his close association with gloria macapagal arroyo. i believe what most people think – a teodoro presidency means 6 more years of arroyo. enough is enough! we have suffered so much already behind 9 years of arroyo, getting teodoro elected means the suffering will only continue.
what is your short list and why?