Winnability

It’s about a month and a half to go before the national elections. I’ve been reading some stuff here and there about our presidential candidates and the views of some Pinoys on whom to vote.

Some people said they will vote for the one who has the education. Others will vote for another because of family legacy. There are others who will vote for someone because he is the “lesser evil.” And there are others who will vote this candidate because they don’t want the other candidate to win.

What surprises me, though, is that some people who want to vote for a particular candidate will vote for another because their original choice isn’t winnable.

Which got me thinking, if there are many others who thought of that, then they are actually helping their manok to lose. But if they practiced their right and voted whom they’d really want, then even if the surveys say otherwise, that candidate would actually win. Right?

In my opinion, the winnability of a particular candidate is a created illusion. In reality, all of them are fair game. All of them have an equal chance to make it to first place.

As I’ve said before, I will not vote for a person because of popularity or pedigree. Take away the surveys. Remove the ads. Clear the mind and listen to what they have to say. That’s what I’m doing. And this is how I will make my decision.

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  • nvtellan March 25, 2010 at 11:32 am

    Tho I won’t be voting for this year’s election (I forgot / too busy to renew my voter information), my vote would go to the ‘lesser evil’ among them. It’s not about what they say, what they ads say about them but we must also try to procure the true achievements of our bet (their works, their accomplishments). This way, we can most probably tell if that candidate truly deserve to be on their seat (and would make full use of taxpayer’s money) for the benefit of all.

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    • moonchild117 March 26, 2010 at 8:51 am

      I do hope people would take a closer look at all the presidentiables and not take them at face value. On my end, I also listen to what they say and read between the lines, if what they’re saying is honest or just bull.

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  • laarni lopez March 25, 2010 at 3:17 pm

    it is really sad how people forget that survey results and even having surveys conducted are being paid and could be paid. if we think only about winnability, we are making this country a “BUYable” nation. as per dick gordon, “let’s not make this country a BUYable nation.”

    i sooo beg the people to think about who to vote this coming elections. let us not waste another 6 years.

    thanks for this post!

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    • moonchild117 March 26, 2010 at 8:54 am

      Yes, yes. we’ve been in deep sh!t for so long. I really hope Pinoys study each candidate very well.

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  • Golden March 26, 2010 at 8:17 am

    Kudos for being rational! I hope all Filipinos have your election mentality.

    Lots of love,

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    • moonchild117 March 26, 2010 at 8:54 am

      I hope so, too.

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