A Long Four Years to the 2020 Presidential Election

It is November 3, 2020 – a day of reckoning.

I, and perhaps a majority of Americans, have been waiting for the past four years for this day to come.  It has been an excruciating four years ever since Hillary Clinton lost to Donald Trump in 2016 with the slimmest of margins.

I remember those days in 2016 when I wrote this in my blog:

2016 U.S. Presidential Election: We Just Want It Over

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2016 U.S. Presidential Election: We Just Want It Over

It’s been a grueling, traumatic, and exhausting 2016 presidential campaign.  And I am not talking about Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump.  I’m talking about us, the voters.

We’ve never seen so much vitriol, demagoguery, nastiness in this campaign.  And I’m talking about Donald Trump.

It seems like a bad dream.  Wake me up when it’s over.  But let me vote and let them count my vote.  And, when I wake up, Hillary is president. Remember the ending of the Roger Rabbit movie?  I’d imagine the day after the elections, when Hillary wins, the election chaos will be over, the muck will have been washed away, and Trump’s wall of lies, misogyny, hatred, and bigotry will have been breached.

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Why I Will Vote for Mar Roxas as the Next President of the Philippines

What can I tell the future generation of Filipinos?

That we were almost there?

That we lost it?

That we were on the cusp of greatness and prosperity and that we blew it?

That we did not elect the right president in 2016?

 

Where are we now?

During the past five years of the PNoy Aquino administration, the Philippine economy has grown steadily at an average rate of 6.2 percent a year, which has been the highest in the past 40 years.  After having lagged behind other Asian economies and dubbed the “Sick Man of Asia”, the Philippines is now one of the more dynamic economies in the world and the country is seen as having the potential of sustained economic growth in the coming years.

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There’s a “New” Guy in Town — Duterte

Bio

 Rodrigo “Digong” Duterte

 Party:  PDP-Laban

 Born      Rodrigo Roa Duterte

March 28, 1945 (age 70)
Maasin City, Southern Leyte

 Civil Status: Married to Elizabeth Zimmerman (annulled); Domestic Partner: Honeylet Avancena

Children:  Paolo, Sara, Sebastian, Veronica

Parents:  Vicente G. Duterte of Cebu (who served as Governor of Davao) and Soledad Roa of Cabadbaran City, Agusan del Norte

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