Manila Standard Today columnist Emil Jurado got it spot on when he tried to explain the erosion of support for Noynoy “Son of Ninoy and Cory” Aquino.
“… the dimming of Aquino’s star may be attributed to his being a candidate “against” something, not “for” something. More people are also becoming aware of his lack of track record and competence.”
When you go on national television to say nothing aside from running after crooks and vowing not to steal, then you’re standing on pretty shaky ground.
Jurado continues: “And when Noynoy says in his informercial, ‘hindi ako magnanakaw (I will not steal),’ we just have to see the faces around him salivating for a return to power. And then we remember the many anomalies perpetrated by Kamag-anak Inc. during his mother’s time.
Yes, Aquino says he is running AGAINST graft and corruption, injustice, poverty (as if that can be solved in our lifetime), and insurgency. All these are motherhood statements. Come to think of it, what’s Noynoy running FOR?
He has nothing to show us, really. His stint as a legislator has been untainted all right, untainted with accomplishments. He relies solely on the alleged legacy of his famous parents.
The problem with the Noynoy campaign is that it’s anchored on hate and vindictiveness.”
Ironically, the Yellow Army fancies itself as standing for good against evil. Noynoy’s more rabid supporters delude themselves into thinking they are the messiahs of the Philippines — it is only them who are thinking for the good of the country.
Mired in this hopeless, deluded mindset, Noynoy supporters mistakenly assume we are in the same situation as we were in 1986.
No, there is no dictator to topple. Though we hate GMA and her cronies with a passion, we are not in the chokehold of dictatorship or even martial law.
But that’s how the LP Mafia want to spin it. They want to create an impression of chaos and present themselves as the only option to get us out of it.
If Noynoy was so ardent about doing good and standing up against evil, what explains a non-existent record in the Senate and House?
I mean, he was just going with the flow the whole time. Walang bahid ng abilidad. Walang pinakitang kakayahan.
Now, all of a sudden, he is the man who can do no wrong (or good)?
He is our newest superhero –NEUTRALNOY! Neither here nor there… neither good nor bad. He’s just, well, IS.
God help us all.
PS: Here’s the link to Emil Jurado’s article: