With the current state of our country, I don’t know whether I’ll believe in the Presidential Candidates’ speeches. Yes, it’s true that a trust is hard to build, yet with a flick of a finger, it can be splintered to pieces. I’ve put my trust during critical times like this, but where did it get me? I, including you, got a corrupt and unworthy administration run by someone who, even before she took the seat already fooled us with that dense phone call. The tongue is probably one of the heaviest things on earth as only some can hold it. No wonder why candidates find it easy to talk big and when they get the position, they’d forget what they said as if they had amnesia. Do you want someone who doesn’t have word of honor as your President? I don’t.
This is a really difficult decision for me, but after thinking about it and weighing things, there is only one whom I should pick. If I were to pick two, then that would be easier, though I am baffled with some people’s reasons on why they should pick this candidate and that candidate. If you were to choose among the evils, choose the lesser evil. While it made sense, choosing a President is way more than that, and that reason seems so shallow. I wouldn’t want a President who would just be swayed by some people’s dictations, and if ever he’d become the President, I wouldn’t want to keep on hoping that he wouldn’t be manipulated by the more evil people in the government.
One thing I hate about campaigns and such are those exaggerated TV commercials. I know what they’re doing it for, but why the need to overstate it? Some people even call it using and exploiting children.
I know that we aren’t perfect. Our candidates are also human and they commit mistakes. No matter how good you appear to be, there are always people who would negate and try to destroy you. No matter how thin you cut it, there will always be two sides: positive and negative side.
A lot of people have been impressed by Gilbert “Gibo” Teodoro because of his “galing at talino”. I didn’t choose him because of that, but that is a plus. I didn’t choose him because he is a board topnotcher, licensed commercial pilot, and had his Masters in Harvard. Ignorance is but an epidemic here in our country. We have to understand and realize that a president should be someone who can resolve current issues. We need a man like him who is sensible enough to know what he’s talking about as well as make judgments that would be for the common good.
Some people would vote just because of their anger in the Arroyo administration that we fail to see beyond our emotions. If you seriously think of our current situation, voting is more than that. And I know that some would say that he’d be like another GMA if he’d take the seat as President. Just because GMA recommended him doesn’t mean he’d handle things like she miserably did. He used to follow GMA out of obligation because he was a member of her cabinet. He had to toe the line. This was precisely why he resigned from his post when he decided to run for president. For someone like me who finds it difficult to trust politician’s words, it’s a big leap for me to take on such action and put write his name when it’s my turn to vote this May.
I know I wouldn’t regret this decision even if he won’t win, because I know I did something out of my minute initiative. When one votes, he votes not for the one who is winning, but he votes for the one that he thinks and believes will do the best for his country. Win or lose, I would have practiced my right.