Davide: The New Moses
In this political cauldron, all the ingredients for a change of government are abrewing except for one: a credible unifying standard bearer of the opposition.
To date, no one has filled those shoes yet. Cory’s time has passed; Cardinal Sin has moved on; Erap is not acceptable and so are his children and spouse; Susan Roces hems too much and haws often; Noli de Castro is banking on the impeachment complaint to be filed this year so he can seamlessly take over power; Tito Sotto has simply not divested his “Eat Bulaga”roots; Serge Osmena would have been my preference, a credible and very smart figure but his marriage to a Lopez may be a factor against him; Mar Roxas would have been too but unlike Serge, he is too tentative and seems calculating.
Davide is the one man who can hold a candle to Mrs. Arroyo. I hope he is just biding his time. Survey says people want change but are not in favor of people power. And I think the underlying reason for people power fatigue is the unhappy thought that the Erap boys or Noli’s know-nothing countenance will take over government and it will be as Yogi Berra exclaimed: “It is déjà vu all over again!”
After all, with the prospect of incompetent buffoons running the government, and with an “out with old, in with the old” revolving crop of leaders, who would be excited to face down the tanks or lay his life on the line?
And I hope in his daily quiet time with God, Mr. Davide would cut his Bible and turn to Exodus with God commanding him: “Let my people go!”, then take up his shepherd rod and staff and lead the people out of this Egypt of blindness and apathy.
Let us pray for that day to come and for Davide to lead us out of bondage and darkness.