Why I LIKE Erap to run for President

Former president and convicted plunderer Joseph Estrada a.k.a Erap is announcing his candidacy for the up coming 2010 presidential elections.erap-estrada-for-president.jpg

However, when he files his formal candidacy on November 30, people will take this case in Supreme Court for sure. There is a legitimacy question for him running again since he once was president but was ousted on his third year. He argues that he is still legitimate to run because he did not finish his term, others think otherwise.

If I would be the one asked, we might just need to let it go. Let him go through the process without controversy whatsoever. In fact, let him do that movie with Ai-ai delas Alas. I’d like him to run again. Here are the reasons why –

1. Contrary to his 1998 land slide victory against Joe de Venecia, he has more than 1 formidable opponent this time. His perceived popularity will be up against even more popular and able candidates in Noynoy Aquino and Manny Villar. Heck, even Chiz Escudero will kick his behind.

2. The arrogant old guy thinks he’s the savior of mankind. Or at least of the Filipino people. Let the Filipino people tell him he’s not even close to any of Mars Ravelo’s comics characters.

3. The movie star turned politician thought that the Philippines is a huge movie production. He said he wants to just finish the last 3 years of his term then pass the presidency to the Vice President. Why, are we suppose to feed his ego?

4. The convicted plunderer thinks he still has the support of the people. He never imagined that during the campaign period, the voters will be reminded that:

  • He is convicted by the crime of plunder. That he even thanked Gloria Arroyo for giving him pardon
  • That his presidency was filled with controversy, midnight drinking spree with his buddies, a plunging economy, a shaking market and a corrupt government.

Let him run again for president. Let his butt be whipped off by other opposition candidates. And after the elections, let us all tell him to forever shut his big mouth up.

So, what do you think, do you still want him to run for president unopposed at the supreme court?

  • Leila

    In principle, I want the supreme court to junk his bid because it is unconstitutional. But, I agree with you that there are more popular candidates now. However, I hope that fate will not turn out to be big joke for the Philippines IF ever people will still vote for him. The problem in the Philippines is that there are many “political parties” that sprout like mushroom. You don’t need a majority yo win the election.

  • Leila

    In principle, I want the supreme court to junk his bid because it is unconstitutional. But, I agree with you that there are more popular candidates now. However, I hope that fate will not turn out to be big joke for the Philippines IF ever people will still vote for him. The problem in the Philippines is that there are many “political parties” that sprout like mushroom. You don’t need a majority yo win the election.

  • http://twitter.com/ondoy9 @ondoy9

    Erap is korek. Educated pipl hates him bcuz he breezed through presidency not by diplomas, certificates, nor speaking english but by example. A good example of a macho man by wearing wrist bands only Erap knows how to even with a big tummy. A hero who almost victoriously ended war in Mindanao as he did with the japs in the movi. A playboy who loves to be known to love women (he play with boys too), a vice people love their idol to have. No corruption in the goverment is something impossible for Filipino people to believe. That makes escapades of Erap in leather jacket under sweltering heat of the sun is very exciting to me and pare pare system of goverment more efficient because one day all of us will be his kumpare and have a chance to the millions only the rich got before. And everybody will live happily ever after. Mabuhay C Erap. He is the equalizer.

  • http://twitter.com/ondoy9 @ondoy9

    Erap is korek. Educated pipl hates him bcuz he breezed through presidency not by diplomas, certificates, nor speaking english but by example. A good example of a macho man by wearing wrist bands only Erap knows how to even with a big tummy. A hero who almost victoriously ended war in Mindanao as he did with the japs in the movi. A playboy who loves to be known to love women (he play with boys too), a vice people love their idol to have. No corruption in the goverment is something impossible for Filipino people to believe. That makes escapades of Erap in leather jacket under sweltering heat of the sun is very exciting to me and pare pare system of goverment more efficient because one day all of us will be his kumpare and have a chance to the millions only the rich got before. And everybody will live happily ever after. Mabuhay C Erap. He is the equalizer.

  • http://intensedebate.com/people/arnoldgamboa arnoldgamboa

    Same sentiments, actually. Although, I strongly believe that the people learned their lessons and will never go back to the mud. If this will be wrong in the end, I don't know what to say anymore.

  • http://intensedebate.com/people/arnoldgamboa arnoldgamboa

    Same sentiments, actually. Although, I strongly believe that the people learned their lessons and will never go back to the mud. If this will be wrong in the end, I don't know what to say anymore.

  • http://intensedebate.com/people/arnoldgamboa arnoldgamboa

    I like the way you put it. :D

  • http://intensedebate.com/people/arnoldgamboa arnoldgamboa

    I like the way you put it. :D

  • http://bloghob.com/ Rocky Garcia

    I believe we Filipinos already learned our lesson, and I believe that we'll never do the same mistake again.

  • http://bloghob.com/ Rocky Garcia

    I believe we Filipinos already learned our lesson, and I believe that we'll never do the same mistake again.

  • http://intensedebate.com/people/arnoldgamboa arnoldgamboa

    Great faith in the Filipino, Rocky. I myself wants to believe the same and don't want to loose hope in us.

  • http://intensedebate.com/people/arnoldgamboa arnoldgamboa

    Great faith in the Filipino, Rocky. I myself wants to believe the same and don't want to loose hope in us.

  • noel

    he should never run… he cant even walk straight .. home for aged is almost waiting for him. he should rest

  • noel

    he should never run… he cant even walk straight .. home for aged is almost waiting for him. he should rest

  • http://prefr.hub.ph/ Greten Estella

    If this maleducated fatso guy runs, allowed by the court and win, I will leave Philippines, never to return again and deny my Filipino heritage.

  • http://prefr.hub.ph/ Greten Estella

    If this maleducated fatso guy runs, allowed by the court and win, I will leave Philippines, never to return again and deny my Filipino heritage.

  • Cebuana

    Obviously, he cannot tell fact from fiction. I pity the old man becuz people who suck him dry feed his ego. I guess he's one person who does not think there is such a thing as death & life-after-death (as he is Catholic, so he claims).

  • Cebuana

    Obviously, he cannot tell fact from fiction. I pity the old man becuz people who suck him dry feed his ego. I guess he's one person who does not think there is such a thing as death & life-after-death (as he is Catholic, so he claims).

  • Juan Miguel Arnaiz

    @Greten Estella

    Please indulge us and leave earlier. People like you don't deserve to be a Filipino.

  • Juan Miguel Arnaiz

    @Greten Estella

    Please indulge us and leave earlier. People like you don't deserve to be a Filipino.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000358955526 Rakesh Aynil

    You got it right many times. Now election time is over and Erap is getting votes that made him second to the leading Noynoy in electoral results. This only shows that the majority of electorates are either misinformed or have twisted values as Erap the ex-convict they idolized. Imagine Manny Villar who got all the machinery to win got only a poor third place. Manny is trailing Noynoy in the early part of the presidential race but after the C5 exposure of Erap, his charisma has suffered. Erap really has got the "masa" under his spell. To them a "corrupt" Erap is better than a "corrupt" Manny even if it means they have to choose the most evil. Or does it mean poverty made them misinformed and twisted their values?

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000358955526 Rakesh Aynil

    You got it right many times. Now election time is over and Erap is getting votes that made him second to the leading Noynoy in electoral results. This only shows that the majority of electorates are either misinformed or have twisted values as Erap the ex-convict they idolized. Imagine Manny Villar who got all the machinery to win got only a poor third place. Manny is trailing Noynoy in the early part of the presidential race but after the C5 exposure of Erap, his charisma has suffered. Erap really has got the "masa" under his spell. To them a "corrupt" Erap is better than a "corrupt" Manny even if it means they have to choose the most evil. Or does it mean poverty made them misinformed and twisted their values?