Errors in judgment
Posted by akosistella on March 18, 2010
THE LONG VIEW
By Manuel L. Quezon III
Would Teodoro, in any other election, be a formidable candidate? Maybe. But if timing is everything, his timing says something of his judgment, and his taking on handicaps to a serious candidacy.
The first is one of sheer demographics. In a sense he is haunted by the economic performance of the President he served so loyally. Pulse Asia reported he has 17 percent of the class ABC vote but only 7 percent of class D and a mere 4 percent of class E, the two overwhelmingly largest classes. The problem is that while the upper class has profited rather handsomely from the President’s policies, the middle class has, itself, shrunk. The D and E classes generally despise the administration.