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.