Sunday, October 11, 2009

Noynoy Aquino's supporters talk with Danding Cojuangco---WHY?

When Senator Benigno "Noynoy" Aquino went up the stage and accepted the nomination of the Liberal Party for him to become its standard bearer, he categorically stated that he'll run like a non-trapo. Meaning, he will not wheel deal, the same way trapos do come election time. He will not compromise the People's Agenda for change. He campaigns for principles and a non-trapo never goes to bed with former Marcos cronies or former grafters.

Yet, it's surprising why Noynoy right now is being seen confering with former president Joseph Estrada or allowing his supporters to talk with Danding Cojuangco. In fact, in that very same Inquirer article, Noynoy is quoted of having said that he expects talks with the Cojuangco camp to continue. Same expectation with that of Estrada's camps.

That I sincerely do not understand. If Noynoy is indeed strong, why compromise? If Noynoy and his Liberals have the numbers, then, why talk with cronies and businessmen with political ambitions? Is'nt enough for Noynoy to have a Mar Roxas y Araneta beside him? Why go to Danding and explore talks? Is Noynoy afraid of Chiz Escudero?

This is very dangerous. If Noynoy and his supporters behave this way, and at this early juncture, what kind of compromises did they enter themselves into? We simply don't know. What other compromises did they agree with Cojuangco or other political kingmakers whom they already met? And why do they need to talk to these people?

Are the people not enough for Noynoy to make him win?