Political writer reveals one big flaw in Leni Robredo’s campaign strategy – lack of understanding of their own national culture

Jan Writer, Political writer and instructor of Political Science and International Relations, shared his brilliant read why Leni Robredo’s presidential bid isn’t catching fire because of one big flaw in their campaign strategy.

Basically, Jan Writer said Leni’s campaign strategy is quite obvious. Remember the Doctors for Leni, Nurses for Leni, Lawyers for Leni and so on and so forth expressing support one after the other for Robredo? The Robredo camp enlist these groups in the hope that their support and influence will be translated into public support.

According to Jan Writer, their plan is anchored on a weak premise solely because of lack of understanding of their own the Filipino culture.

In addition, Jan Writer blamed the so-called Catholic ideals and their emphasis on materialism, that is why there is always a clash between the rich and the poor in Catholic countries. That explains why Communism is common in many Catholic nations.

You may continue reading Jan Writer’s original FB post below.

Leni’s campaign strategy is quite predictable: enlist the support of the upper crust (doctors, lawyers, actors, business people, “intellectuals,” and so on) in the hopes that their support and influence will be translated into public support. The plan’s weakness, as is typical of them, is their lack of comprehension of their own national culture. As a result of so-called Catholic ideals and their emphasis on materialism, there is always a friction between the elite and the poor in Catholic countries. This is why communism is so prevalent in many Catholic nations. In these countries, the elite class is often seen as oppressors rather than friends. As a result, when these elites force their political beliefs and attitudes on the general public, animosity and resentment only rise. For many Filipinos—as sentimental as we are as a nation—their political convictions are all they have. They will not allow it to be taken away from them. Most certainly not by the elites.

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Source: Jan Writer

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