Money game

Presidential wannabes have become a dime a dozen with the on-going Pinoy style primaries.

At last count, here are the “presidentiables” – Vice President Noli de Castro, Senators Chiz Escudero, Dick Gordon, Ping Lacson, Loren Legarda, Mar Roxas, Manny Villar, Secretary Gilbert Teodoro, Mayors Jojo Binay and Sonny Belmonte, Governor Gwen Garcia, MMDA chair Bayani Fernando, ex-President Erap Estrada, and with the latter’s dare, also ex-President Fidel Ramos.

These names were also mentioned – Senators Jingoy Estrada, Jamby Madrigal and even FG Mike Arroyo.

Impressive list? Hohum, our mayor sees no one among them winning his vote. He says he might declare Davao an “open city” in 2010.

In the US, they trim down the wannabes by the state caucuses and primaries. Here, veteran kingmaker Manong Ernie sees money as the ultimate eliminator.

With a required war chest of about P3-5 billion, he estimates only four have the financial capacity to wage a decent, and might not not even be a winnable, campaign.

Elections are clearly a money game.


2 Responses to “Money game”

  1. taroogs Says:

    pete, what do you think of the idea of getting Gov. “Among” Ed Panlilio of Pampanga to run for president in 2010? 🙂

  2. Peter Says:

    There are many Pinoys who were surprised by the showing of Gov Panlilio or Sen Trillanes during the last elections.
    I believe they honestly feel that it can be replicated in 2010. Voters fed up by trapos are looking for new faces/leaders.

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