Would you vote for ACTOR richard gomez?
February 12, 2007 4:17am CST
I was so upset and angry at what I saw on TV yesterday. An actor turned gossip show host has taken PHilippines by surprise at his pretentious little speech on his hollow and shallow agenda. He's got no compunction using the network to campaign ahead of others. IT was the head start which gets me. He was obviously campaigning for legislative position when he with many others haven't registered his candidacy. What's more, he says he's doing all this to reach out to the people while he's not yet at the end of his rope. What? He's already showing impatience without knowing it. What's he really up? His career hasn't improved again since his last hoorah in the mid 1990s. Is this his way of redeeming his long-gone household name? He's right on one thing, though. He's going to talk nonsense and people are going to watch him again on TV blabbing and making a fool of himself. He's another political butterfly who's motivated by greed, fame and money. He went from one party to another and settled for independent party because nobody will cuddle anyone without resolute conviction and stand.
13 Feb 07
Nope. I have nothing wrong with actors and I believe that even the ordinary pedicab driver has the right to run for office. But Richard Gomez's agenda is, like you said, shallow. I mean, look at him, this guy is talking about sports and how it will unite the country! Anyway I think he's not gonna win. I think that this country has been totally awakened by all the political controversies of the past 3 years, and is finally aware of the real issues. The soap-opera like drama of the senate and congress made the real politicians look like superstars compared to a Richard Gomez.
13 Feb 07
Thanks for the response. I watched him on TV, huh? It's the heat in that fateful afternoon that clouded my judgment. Yup, he's got the right to run for for office. But then I'm too cynical to ever believe anything the celebrities and traditional politicians say on cam. They're all gimmicks to earn much-needed public sympathy. They think they're manipulating us when in fact everyone doesn't have much choice whom to vote because they're the same people or clan perpetuating dirty politics. Ordinary workers like pedicab drivers will do something in their office than blab in the media. This isn't what we all want. Drop all the candidates off the list and find workers to do the job. They follow through on their promises because they recognize fear when they don't see it yet, unlike traditional politicians who think that they own all the fund and projects. I don't like any of them.
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14 Feb 07
There are so many politicians that came from showbiz but have they actually done something to improve the lives of the Filipinos? I don't think so...still the same, people are still wallowing in poverty. Corruption is so rampant that people had learned to live with it. Our country at one time was ahead of other ASEAN countries, but look at us now, lagging behind. I rather see unknowns in there that has a vision for the country, not just all talks but can really do something when they are at the office. But the bad thing about that is you can only run in office if you got money because vote buying is widely use in elections that it is impossible to win if you don't have any millions to spend.
14 Feb 07
you really have a goat against actors going into politics, huh? it's quite unfortunate that the objection to these people running for public office has been commonly attributed to their being in showbiz..without qualification as to their competence or educational background. or probably also, because of their exposure in the media and their inability to express worthwhile comments on meaningful issues. either way, i think the burden is on them to get over these negative impressions if they want to get lucky in their candidacy.