Senator Loren Legarda has announced her candidacy for the Vice President post but would not reveal her running mate, she obviously does not know where to go. Lakas-Kampi denied rumors that they are wooing her to run as Defense Secretary Teodoro’s VP on 2010 and stories going around that National Peoples Coalition (NPC), Senator Legarda’s own party is not happy with her acting “primadonna” for she has not committed herself to Senator Chiz Escudero who, is the NPC’s probable standard bearer. Was she insulted when former President Joseph Estrada did not choose her as his running mate? Her devotion to the former President did not get her anywhere, even if she proudly announced a few months back that she will run as VP only to Estrada.
The problem with Legarda is that she changes political position as soon she feels the public shows dismay to whoever she is supporting. Her principle doesn’t stand on solid ground and all she cares about is public opinion. I am not saying that public opinion doesn’t matter but, it is not only the market vendors, beggars, squatters whom she should please, there are also students, OFWs, farmers, and other taxpayers who are so sick and tired being pushed around and unheard just because they have the means to survive. Legarda panics as soon as she realizes that her chocolate-coated-statements, more often than not are vague and redundant, does not appeal to the masses. She is a classic example of a politician who would put ambition first before her real purpose as a public servant. If Legarda really wants to please the public, the best way to do it … give way to Mar Roxas.