I’m not one to deprive anyone of a Presidential bid. If you want to run for President, if you’re qualified, and if there’s no big political or legal issue surrounding your candidacy, then there’s no one stopping you from your campaign. We’ve had someone promise each Filipino a million pesos, and we certainly have a fond memory for aspirants for national office beheading chickens in public to exorcise the evils in Government.
I’m cool with that. After all, come 2028, I’m eligible for the Presidency, assuming there will be elections and there will be no Charter Change. The idea of the Marocharim for 2028 Presidential bid, after all, rests on things I think Filipinos need and appreciate: wage increases, low-cost high-quality housing, security of tenure in employment, free tuition, national healthcare, medical marijuana, abortion rights, the right to keep and bear arms, and State-sponsored (not subsidized, sponsored) pornography for everyone.
In 2010, you’ll have to settle for Nicanor Perlas: “the real substantive choice” for 2010. Nicanor Perlas is… well, let’s allow his PR repapipz to handle it for us:
Perlas embodies an unusual combination of expertise and skills, essential to addressing the stark challenges and incredible opportunities facing the Philippines. He has been called a “green warrior”, a “sage” “a true leader”, a “profound thinker”, a “man of action”, and a “practical visionary”.
Wow, and my Presidential campaign will involve things like, “portal to the infinite.” Or “gateway to greatness.” There’s “paragon of immortality” or “I’m Maro-Fuckin’-Charim and you are crap.” Perlas trumps all that. He’s the hero you never knew. He’s the LOL of Philippine history.
Nicanor Perlas: the indirect visionary behind the Philippines’ involvement in APEC. Nicanor Perlas: the inaugurator of significant national policies that affect the lives of Filipinos without ever being directly involved in politics. Nicanor Perlas: the guy who graced important meetings with his mere presence and changed the whole system. Nicanor Perlas: visionary dude who represents us in the UN, so into public service that celebrity and mentions in HEKASI trivia quizzes is completely beneath him. Nicanor Perlas: winner of the Alternative Nobel Prize.
I’m not just saying that, this is all based from his qualifications. Nicanor Perlas: where winnability is flawed because there’s more than one way to skin a cat, garbage in garbage out, new politics has an essence. More than that, “winnability,” like the Earth, moves.
I’ve got three words for you. Nicanor Perlas: BADASS.
Now that’s PR.
No big questions… except for a couple of things. His blog…
And his cooments…
Are cooming soon! I’m just nitpicking. Yowzah.
I’m one to let his resumé and PR do the talking, for whatever it’s worth. In a country where Presidentiables promise a million pesos and behead chickens and call COMELEC officials to protect their votes… well, you get it.