Poe’s major blunder
As a voter in the coming 2016 presidential elections, I could not care less if Grace Poe is a natural-born or naturalized, or what-have-you, Filipino citizen. That’s a matter for legal pundits in government to determine.
I shall not vote for her based on the shallowness of her mind (and intellect?), which she manifested when she sided with the Iglesia ni Cristo in the conflict that stemmed from an alleged kidnap/illegal detention case. Poe in effect said that the government or the Philippine National Police should not meddle in the case because this would violate the doctrine of separation of Church and State, which is enshrined in our Constitution.
Poe was obviously pandering to the INC to get the votes of its members come election time—in the process letting slip an opportunity to show an analytical mind needed by a president.
Like many other thinking voters, I was following the media coverage of Poe until she eventually manifested her ambition for the highest government position in our country—an ambition obviously encouraged by the media hype on her. Noticing the increasing media coverage, she even began to issue statements about pressing present-day problems, such as rising criminality, worsening poverty, environmental degradation, etc. Which was an exercise in superfluity and redundancy because people were already fully aware of these problems.
In short, voting for Poe in the coming elections would be feeding on her blind, unworthy ambition for the presidency.
—BENJAMIN L. SIM, [email protected]
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