In a Facebook post, Senator Juan Ponce Enrile thinks that IF BBM wins in the forthcoming presidential election, it is precisely because the mainstream opposition made a terrible strategic mistake.
How? By adopting a campaign strategy anchored on attack and black propaganda.
Senator Enrile called this move a terrible miscalculation because after throwing everything, including the sink, in the hope of painting an ugly and demonic image of the Marcos family to mesmerize and egg voters to hate the Marcoses and vote against BBM, BBM survived with finesse and equanimity.
Senator Enrile remarked that the mainstream opposition failed to factor in that people nowadays are more well-informed because of social media.
Now, some of them are in a panic mode and desperate. Some of them are thinking and planning of dark things.
Senator Enrile offered his humble advice to these people – be careful. You may be digging your own hole.
You may now read Senator Juan Ponce Enrile’s original FB post below.
I think the mainstream opposition to BBM made a terrible strategic mistake. They adopted a campaign strategy of attack and black propaganda. They attacked BBM with everything under the sun they could think of. Every sin, every flaw in his character and behavior, and every conjured President Marcos regime’s misdeeds were thrown at him and his family.. Nothing was spared. They used every big name; every religious, civic and academic institution willing to be used by them; every Tom, Dick, and Harry willing to join the attack. In effect, they threw the entire kitchen sink at him, at his family, and at his defenders They used all kinds of ad hominem. Their hope was to paint an ugly and demonic picture of the Marcos family to mesmerize and egg the voters to hate the Marcoses and vote against BBM. It was a terrible miscalculation. He survived with finesse and equanimity. They failed to discern that the old voters (60 and above) know the truth, and the middle aged (40 and above) and the young voters (18 and above) are more well informed now than before because of social media. Now they are in panic and desperate. Some of them are thinking and planning dark things. My humble advice to them is to be careful. You may be digging your own hole.
Source: JP Enrile