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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 30 2012, 07:17 AM
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QUOTE (checkleft @ Oct 12 2012, 06:58 PM) *
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.

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

It may be a bit of both, he may be playing dumb and he may be smarter than we think. Who knows? Ya never know with this guy. Don't most/all politicians play the religion card, to get supporters? Sounds like he's following the blueprint. LMAO at you calling him a rascal...haven't heard that word in a while.

QUOTE (daprofessor @ Oct 30 2012, 02:44 AM) *
i thought it had something to do with his wife rejecting him wanting to renew their vows or some shit after the last jmm fight?

Probably had more to do with his wife threatening to leave his ass. You know how the typical married and unfaithful husband does when his wife is about to get the fuck outta dodge...they usually "get it together" so she wont leave.

Selling bars and some of the stuff that he owned, could very well have meant that he was either strapped for cash, or he wasn't making as much money as he was putting in. It happens. Now that I go back to Checkleft's point, Manny may be smarter than we think..."It's cheaper to keep her". (IMG:style_emoticons/default/cool.gif)
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