Tit for tat, right? Administration candidate Bongbong Marcos declines debates organised by media organisations GMA, KBP, and CNN so now it’s the Opposition nuisances’ turn to decline the SMNI debate that Marcos will be attending. Here is where the difference lies. Team Marcos was first to grasp the tactical genius in declining media circuses organised by wily Opposition lackeys. Thing is, that is something only a candidate leading by a massive margin can pull off.
Nuisance candidates presuming to snub a media event that will likely be their only chance to face off with Marcos? That’s like unfollowing Taylor Swift on Twitter and expecting her to be offended. Besides, Marcos had already beaten them to making snubbing media circuses look cool. As to the lame snub delivered by Leni Robredo, Manny Pacquiao, and Isko Moreno? Well, best that we defer to Cherie Gil’s famous line in the 1985 movie Bituing Walang Ningning…
You’re nothing, but a second-rate trying hard copycat!
Indeed, for a bunch of bozos competing with one another for Second Prize, declining a media event that would put them in the same room as Number One is a bad case of bitterness clouding sound strategic thinking. With just a few weeks left to campaign, and a rival with nothing to gain from participating in media circuses, there’s just no putting any sort of positive spin on the Opposition snub of the SMNI debate show.
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More importantly, all this just further highlights what huge hypocrites the trying-hard copy-cats are. One would think after calling Marcos a “coward” for sidestepping an “important” event such as a “debate” these second-rate candidates would at least show they are not the very character they erstwhile paint their common rival to be. No sirreee. Once again, ill-advised by the half-wit folk who surround these bozos. This was a chance to exhibit grace and be the bigger people in this drama. Instead, they come out of it looking like even bigger chumps.
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