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post Oct 11 2012, 11:20 PM
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So, Emmanuel Pacquaio is on the verge of possibly taking his political career to the next level. I'm not saying that he'll succeed, just that he's definitely giving it a go.

What does that mean for the people of a country who've been through many tough times, but seem to be on the upswing nowadays. If he parlays his cult of personality into higher political office, what can the people expect?

There's an interesting article on Bloomberg.com and here's the link:
Pacquaio's Politics

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post Oct 12 2012, 05:58 PM
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QUOTE (Cshel86 @ Oct 12 2012, 06:34 PM) *
If he's having this hard of a time dealing with the politics of boxing and managing his own career, then good luck to the Philippines. Unless they're as absent-minded as he can be at times, then he may not have a hard time getting elected.

Sad thing is, Manny seems to not be able to make a sound decision about anything nowadays. He's too busy getting tricked, but hell, if that's what's politicians do. If the people elect him, then that should be right up his alley. I believe that all candidates are passionate about their country, until they're elected.

If Manny was able to be tricked into signing for a 4th Marquez fight and a contract extension, then I'm sure he'd end up getting talked into allowing Bob Arum to be the interim President of the Philippines or something crazy like that. If you feel bad for the Philippines now, then imagine Bob running it. Even a spot in Congress for Bob over there, would spell disaster.

PS: I didn't read the article in the opening post yet, so forgive my ignoramus ways. (IMG:style_emoticons/default/cool.gif)

You know what I think manny is playing dumb or is smarter than we think. I'm sure he figured that if he signed an extension w/ top rank he would get walk forward opposition to make him look good and if he opted out he would be expected/demanded to take on tougher opponents and wouldn't have the "oh my promoter picks my fights I just fight" excuse.

QUOTE (daprofessor @ Oct 12 2012, 06:48 PM) *
we've had actors, comedians, former athletes and a wwf wrestler become politicians here in the good ol' u.s of a. if i've learned anything in all my years...it's that the masses will vote based on popularity more than merit. like a few have already stated...if his boxing business decisions are any indication....they're are definitely going to be in for a ride. (IMG:style_emoticons/default/laugh.gif) they can expect 2 chiefs of staff....2 secretaries....2 of basically everything....like he has in boxing. (IMG:style_emoticons/default/laugh.gif)

2 promoters

top rank and golden boy

2 managers/advisors

gacal and koncz

2 trainers

buboy and freddie

2 strength and conditioning coaches

the filipino dude and ariza

i'm sure the list goes on....

let's not forget the entourage/church.

I'm starting to think this whole sudden deep church involvement is because of his politics and not because of him. The guy was a rascal before and a little after this politician thing started and Philippinos are very religious. I wouldn't be surprised if he is just doing it to gain support.. but again this is just my gut feeling
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