it is none of richard gordon’s business on how i vote
i find grave offence on richard gordon’s damage suit against SWS and Pulse Asia. one of gordon’s lawyers said gordon wants me to cast my vote using the “track record and platform” of candidates. while that is a good idea, it is not his freakin business on what i use as basis for the vote i will cast.
he has no say on what criteria i use and it is totally up to me. this is a free country and part of what democracy is all about, in fact elections per se is that i exercise my vote in whatever manner i please.
“We want the public not to base their votes on the candidates’ winnability, but on their track records and platform,” Tagalda said.
what is to richard gordon a “credible and correct survey results”? is it one where he is leading in the poll or where he is not getting a 2% rating? gordon is lodging this suit for one and only one reason – he is failing in this election campaign as seen by the survey results.
surveys are a measure of voters sentiments and in this case the voters are speaking plainly – the voters are rejecting gordon where he is getting very low ratings across the board, across all demographics, socio-eco classes and geographies.
it is hypocritical for gordon to speak of “public interest” when in this case, it is obvious public interest has no bearing on it but only his personal interest. he is on this route because he wants to defend his personal interest. he thinks survey results is killing his campaign when in truth he is just denying the fact that it is himself who is killing his chances in this election.
“While it is true that surveys are part of our freedom of expression, such freedom is not without limits especially where, as in this case, public interest during election periods warrants that these survey companies at least publish credible and correct survey results,” Diaz said.
this first paragraph at the PDI story on his suit says it all – he is suing the companies because he is doing poorly in the polls. if the results were different, we will probably not hear any complaint from him and he will probably make a big deal of it.
being a senator himself, he should know the value and power of public opinion. he is perhaps shocked by the current results where in this one, public opinion is going against him.
what does gordon want to do? force everyone to think like him? deny the voters a variety of information and data? take out variety and force everyone to think the same?
gordon also has an inflated ego – if everyone used “track record and accomplishments” as basis for this election, he probably thinks he will get elected. if that is the criteria used, gordon will NOT be the first choice, it will probably be manny villar or erap estrada.
we think it is too presumptuous of him to say others are not using stringent criteria in their selection. how can he say such things? it has not occurred to him that voters are probably using very stringent criteria, some may even be “track record and performance” but voters are seeing him as failing in those.
perhaps gordon has a severe case of superiority complex where he thinks everyone who does not agree with him are inferior to him. he thinks there is something wrong in others just because he is not a front runner at the surveys.
Presidential candidate and Senator Richard Gordon has filed a P650,000 damage suit against two survey firms for their allegedly false and misleading survey results which have not shown Gordon as among the top contenders.
gordon’s logic is fatally flawed. he says surveys are flawed and yet he uses the survey results. his poor showing in particular for saying it is making him lose the election. if the surveys are flawed, then he should question the methodology and design of the surveys, have them changed and conduct the surveys again to get good results. there is no need for him to stop the publication of the results to the people, just have the methodology and design corrected to his specifications. he can even get a research agency to conduct the poll using his ideas.
gordon needs help. and he does not deserve our vote.