Monday, February 16, 2009

Chiz Escudero = the second coming of Marcos?

Nagtataka ako sa sinabi ni MLQ3. Is he really that bad? O hyperbole lang yan? Personal ba ito?

Look, I'm not a big fan of Escudero, especially after he made these comments na parang gusto nyang tumakbo para sa third term ni Arroyo.

Legarda and Escudero belong to the Nationalist People’s Coalition (NPC), although at the Senate, Legarda is with the minority and Escudero, with the majority. Legarda was number one in 2007, having won the most number of votes among all the senatorial bets. Escudero was number two.

… Escudero predicted that there would be no one-on-one contest between the opposition and the administration in the 2010 presidential election, “since no incumbent is running, and there is the question on who is really an opposition.”

“GMA is not running in 2010, and it would be unfair to the people if presidential candidates should still use her as an issue,” he explained.

Indeed, candidates would be like shadowboxing if they will be punching at a non-opponent. Chiz said that instead of raising the GMA bogy, candidates should talk about their platform of government.

“Any candidate who runs on an anti-GMA platform is insulting the intelligence of the people. The people will vote for a presidential candidate because of what he or she intends to do if victorious, not because he or she is against GMA,” Chiz stressed.

Yes, medyo suspicious na ako kay Chiz. But it's still too early to compare him to Marcos. (i'm thinking of Godwin's Law)

Previous: Damning with faint praise.

1 comment:

mlq3 said...

I mean it in both a positive and negative sense. He has the attributes that made FM a succesful politician. And the man to watch among his peers. I also strongly believe that he represents in a sense, the hope for a historic rehabilitation of Marcos and his methods, because of Escudero's personal background, which is as a second generation FM admirer -and that FM's unnoticed legacy is that a generation grew up watching FM and taking away the lesson that, as FM himself put it, "nothing succeeds like success." Combined with GMA's stay in power, that lesson will be underlined to the disadvantage of more old-fashioned notions such as, it's not whether you win or lose, it's how you play the game.