Was there a "grand conspiracy" to manipulate the results of the May 10, 2010? Was there a "grand plan" among the elites to rally behind Noynoy Aquino and manipulate the elections to favor him?
Electronic Garci--that's what some presidential contenders including Senator Jamby Madrigal, Bro. Eddie Villanueva, JC delos Reyes, Nicanor Perlas and even former president Joseph Estrada are saying. They are now gathering pieces of evidence which point to the possible "rigging" of the elections through pre-programmed flash cards. My good friend, Atty. George Garcia, the lawyer of the former president, says that this highly plausible given that the Comelec was reportedly successful in replacing 76,000 compact flash cards, previously tagged as "defective". Garcia said these flash cards could have been pre-programmed to favor certain candidates without mentioning Aquino.
Is that possible? Yes, it is possible, the pre-programming of the CFCs. The question is--did the Aquinos or the Liberals undertook such a wild adventure? 50/50.
First, capability--are these groups close to Aquino capable of doing this? Yes. They belong to the moneyed class.
Second, motive--do they have the motive to do this? Yes, they have. However, with Aquino leading by 37% in the last surveys, will you still spend money to undertake such an operation? Possibly, especially if you know your rivals are doing it.
Third, moral fortitude--do you think such an operation was undertaken without the knowledge of Aquino? Possibly. These kinds of operations, consistently termed "black ops" are best left to the hands of the strategists, not the principal.
I hate to say this but these kinds of "loose talk" should be relegated to the dustbin. Politicians should learn the true meaning of "concede". If you "concede", you do so with finality and with firmness. You don't say you concede and then you go to the media and tell them, hey, really I conceded YET I am receiving reports of electronic fraud.
Some will definitely be saying that yes, I concede but I never conceded the interests of the People. That I am doing this for the sake of the country, b-s.
Look, the elections ended days ago. Another issue like this is not at all good for us. Let's learn to move forward. Anyway, even if there's an "electronic Garci", I don't think that that will make Jamby, JC, Perlas or Erap overtake Aquino. Aquino's lead is insurmountable. And that's according to my black hat friend.:-)
I therefore ask other political parties to refrain from spreading these loose talk because, it will not be beneficial to all of us. It is hoped that we start a-new, without this negativity.
Noynoy Aquino, if you become president, should do the following in his first 100 days:
1. Cleanse the ranks of the Commission on Elections
2. Establish an independent commission that will try Arroyo
3. Appoint good people in government, and do not appoint any of your kamaganaks in government, particularly P. Cojuangco.