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More entries to the race

Remember when Mar Roxas and his Liberals threw their hat into the ring? Yeah, well it’s the NP and Lakas’ turn. Oh sure, they’re all saying it’s just exploratory talks, but the mere fact that they’re exploring the possibilty of a team up at all makes for some pretty interesting news.

NP, in fact, doth protesteth too much.

However, this does not mean that the party’s being critical of the Arroyo administration would be compromised, Cayetano said.

“Any party that seeks to be in the administration or to capture the presidential, house, or local posts need to beef up its membership with strong politicians. But at the same time, we want to make it a party of the masses, of Generation X’ers,” Cayetano said.

“We have to be cautious. We take a lot of stance that is opposition although NP is a mixture…we won’t compromise just to get them into the party,” he added.

Of course not. Ehem.

Cayetano also says they want to focus on performance and principles, “not on politicking.” Good to hear. Now it would be better if he actually lived up to that brave declaration. Unfortunately, this possible team-up with the administration coalition whose “performance” he has criticized endlessly since he got it into his brain to run for Senate, and whose leadership he has derided as lacking in “principles” smacks of nothing more than simple politics. As he himself said: “Any party that seeks to be in the administration or to capture the presidential, house, or local posts need to beef up its membership with strong politicians.”

Oh well, it’s not like we could have expected any better from someone whose most indelible contribution to the intellectual treasury of the nation is the belief that it is the accused who has to prove his innocence.

In any case, since the NP will inevitably field a candidate, I suppose this is as good a time as any to start tracking developments in the NP bid for the presidency. Of course, at this time, only the party can be tracked since Villar hasn’t been as forthcoming as Roxas in the “i wanna be prez” department.

The same goes for LAKAS and Kampi, I guess. But I am absolutely clueless who these two groups will be backing. With the way Gloria has totally lost the perception game, I find it difficult to imagine anyone willing assuming the mantle of her successor. I’d support DND secretary Teodoro, though … but I don’t think he’s thinking of going that far just yet.

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  1. andrew17robin@yahoo.com says:

    Behold the name Bayani Fernando is the name to beat !! Go Bayani Go !!!

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