While these two top contenders are busy trying to knock themselves out of the ring, someone just got in.
Gilbert “Gibo” Teodoro didn’t get to where he is now at such a young age by chance. He didn’t become Defense chief by sheer luck. The man clearly is “all about winning”. Teodoro is, by my modest estimates, highly-driven.
And if there’s one thing I’ve learned over time, it is that “the world makes way for the driven”. Always.
When a man of quick wit and charm opens his mouth, the world, as if compelled by the elements of the universe — listens.
The guy seems to know exactly what to do and is actually doing it well. He attends just about any forum/debate there is and leave audiences enthralled, mouths agape.
For reasons unknown to me, he has reportedly reduced trimedia ads spending. He is now concentrating on that ‘grassroots’ buzzword sort of campaigning — doing it the old-fashioned way yet disarmingly endearing. And the latest survey results seem to prove that he is on the right track.
Could Gibo (and not Erap) be in fact the real ‘third wheel’?
Watch out hotshots. Someone forgot to lock the back door. And that someone will pay a dear, dear price for such negligence and complacency.
If you two allow yourselves to be entirely invested in your petty fights any longer, you might as well stand aside and make way for Gibo.
Your political bickerings were cute for a time but let’s face it, you can only stretch a joke like this for so long.
Can’t you guys see the writing on the wall yet? Or are you both in a state of comforting denial?
While Noynoy’s survey ratings are steadily decreasing and Manny’s seem to have reached its peak (now slowly decreasing as well), Gibo’s rating is slowly but surely increasing!
Shape up. Shut up. Regroup and revisit your strategic plans. Now is the time to engage in tactical guerilla warfare.
Otherwise, you’ll find yourselves against the ropes or worse, face flat on the floor, bloody and all.
*** Based on experience, my blog poll has reflected future survey results fairly well. It has predicted Noynoy’s rise and fall and Villar’s surprising rise from fall. This time, Gibo is fast catching up with Noynoy and has amazingly overtook Manny Villar in a matter of days.
Maybe we were all wrong after all. There must be something profoundly clever in Ronnie Puno’s smug looks and reasurring statements that will eventually prove to us all that in reality, we know nothing and we were never in control.