President Gloria Arroyo’s continued silence on her plans in 2010 annoys the opposition. The president’s silence has become a threat. Her detractors and the opposition keep on guessing. Will she step down when her term ends? Will she extend her term? Will she run for congress?
All these remain as unanswered questions unless GMA herself reveal her plans in 2010. Although when she tell us her plans, most will still doubt it. After all, do we still believe her? Then, telling us or not telling us doesn’t make sense at all.
No less than former President Fidel Ramos asked President Arroyo to reveal her plans in 2010. (See Philippine Star report.)
It is amazing how political leaders (many of them) are dying to know the plans of the President. In normal conditions we don’t need to beg the President to reveal her plans because no matter what, the Constitution provides that her term ends in 2010. But why do we speculate?
Obviously, most opposition leaders are afraid of Arroyo’s silence. Most of them are afraid of Arroyo. For many times, the President has proven her strength, her effective political and leadership strategies.These are among the reasons many want her out from her office. We don’t like a very smart and tricky president. The political trauma we have endured led us to hate the presidents. Whoever the president is, we always want him out. After 2010, expect the clamor to oust the president.
President Arroyo’s way is threatening. Her enemies keep on guessing. In war, that make one victorious because enemies don’t know what to do. Because no one can read Gloria Arroyo’s mind, she pose as a big threat – something that should be afraid of.
Gloria’s political tricks are indeed effective. The president knows well where she stands; she perfects her ways to know whom she leans on; she smartly knows how to play her game. Such image of the President is threatening. And such reminds us of an era in our nation’s political history.
We are still fresh to the trauma of having a smart and tricky President. The trauma leads many to unfounded fears. It make us speculate wildly.
Just imagine a teacher who feel threatened by a very smart student. Are you afraid of Gloria Arroyo?
As consolation, remember that her power comes from you.
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