Jamby Madrigal, for many voters, is the statistical pariah of the 2010 Presidential elections: the ultimate in un-winnability. Madrigal is the outlier in a normal curve on a very different graph, so to speak. Every other candidate can pull out track record: hers being that of advocacy for women, children, and fair economic policies. Every other candidate can pull out evidence of winning, at this point in the elections: you have Villar and Aquino on surveys, Gibo eyeballing his campaign sorties, Gordon generating buzz on the Internet, Villanueva on his prayer rallies, Erap’s massive support base from his days as a film and media superstar, and the likes of Perlas not believing it at all. She’s the only woman running for President right now, which should give her mileage.
All other things being equal, Jamby should be a contender. Factors included, Jamby should be the attack dog nipping at the heels of the very candidate she’s running against. Yet she’s not, she isn’t, and with close to two weeks to the May 10 national elections, she never will.