‘Leadership has to be earned’
Sen. Richard Gordon, who also is seeking the presidency, said he was “sad for Mar.”
“He has invested so much on this campaign. He has made the right moves in trying to connect with the issues. He has a girlfriend. He had had all these ads but in the end he did not get any traction (in the polls),” Gordon said.
“It was too difficult a temptation. Obviously, his campaign was not getting anywhere. Unfortunately, the surveys have become something like an Oscar award. Our people will really have to think seriously about who should lead us,” Gordon said.
“I’m happy for Noynoy, but as I said two weeks ago, leadership has to be earned. It is not inherited, although a good story helps,” he said.
“His father was assassinated and there was a tremendous outpouring about former President Corazon Aquino. This is going to be a test whether that idea can be translated into charisma (on Senator Aquino’s part),” Gordon said.
Roxas gives way to Aquino
Cory’s son vows ‘to carry the torch of leadership’
By Michael Lim Ubac
Philippine Daily Inquirer
First Posted 01:33:00 09/02/2009