Shifting alliances a political decision; don’t take it personally–Poe
While saying that shifting alliances during elections is a political decision, Sen. Grace Poe is urging voters to choose a leader with principle.
“One should never take it personally. We should never take those things personally. It’s a political decision for most of them,” Poe said when asked during a press conference in Makati City on Thursday about reports of politicians jumping ship days before the elections.
“I think I have enough people in our team who have pledged support to remain with us; and, in fact, I have a list here of those many others who have just recently joined us in the past two days after all of the preferential surveys have come out,” she said.
“This, for me, is even more meaningful because you know that they are with you not just because of the expediency but because of their principles, their beliefs in your platform, and that’s more long lasting.”
Poe said there were still other politicians from the camps of her rivals who had expressed their desire to support her.
“To us candidates, regarding the company you keep, why do you stay with them? Do local candidates join you because they believe in your platforms? Or do they just want to move to someone they think will eventually be in power?” she said.
“This is the time to know more not just about the future president, but our provincial leaders as well. Let’s send the message that loyalty is important, whether we win or lose.” RC
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