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Duterte, left, and Spears
Duterte, left, and Spears

MANILA, Philippines (The Adobo Chronicles) – For candidates running for public office, choosing a campaign theme song is almost as crucial as defining their campaign platform.

In 1992, then U.S. presidential candidate Bill Clinton chose “Don’t Stop” as his campaign theme song.  It is a song by the British-American group Fleetwood Mac, written by vocalist and keyboard player Christine McVie, and a single taken from the band’s 1977 hit album, ‘Rumours.’

Although the official campaign period for the 2016 Philippine presidential elections has not yet begun, candidate and Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte is ahead of the game. He has already chosen the theme song that will be played at all his campaign rallies, and he hopes, during his election victory party.

Duterte’s camp has just revealed that the mayor’s campaign video is now being filmed with no less than popular singer Britney Spears singing the theme song and background music.

The chosen song is one of Spears’ earlier hits titled “Womanizer.”

Filipinos will, of course, understand why Duterte has chosen the song.  In a recent statement on live television, Duterte admitted to being a womanizer, having two wives and two girlfriends.

“I’m just being true to myself,” he said.  “What you see is what you get.” (Well, that last statement happens to be an actual title of another song by The Dramatics!)

Here’s a music video of Spears’ “Womanizer.” (Parental guidance advised. Contains nudity)





imageNEW YORK, New York (The Adobo Chronicles®) – NBC is reporting that the U.S. media is fueling Donald Trump’s presidential campaign.

With 16 Republican candidates running for president, most contenders are struggling to get media coverage, which helps make them better-known to voters and spread their message. That hasn’t been a problem for Trump.

An independent analysis shows that 46 percent of the media coverage over the last month about the GOP candidates was about Trump, compared to 13 percent of articles about Jeb Bush.

Trump, in a period from June 14 to July 12, received more coverage than the combined total of Bush, Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker and Florida Sen. Marco Rubio, generally considered the three leading GOP candidates.

But an investigative report by The Adobo Chronicles® shows that it’s the Democrats, not the media, that have catapulted Trump to the No. 1 spot in national polls on who among the declared Republican candidates should be anointed by the GOP.  Trump now leads the field of GOP candidates by double digits,  24% to be exact.

It turns out that Democrat poll respondents have been voting at a 100% rate for Trump.

The Democratic strategy seems to be to  ensure that Trump gets the GOP nomination which would all but result in Hillary Clinton winning the electoral  votes in all the 50 states.

Unless the Republicans get their act together, America is headed for its first woman in the White House. And we’re not talking First Lady here!




Jeb Bush Declares Candidacy For President With Brilliant Campaign Theme

imageMIAMI, Florida (The Adobo Chronicles) –  The 2016 U.S. presidential elections is turning out to be another Bush vs. Clinton contest.

Former Florida Governor Jeb Bush, the son and brother of two former presidents, has declared his candidacy to seek the Republican nomination for president.

It was an announcement that most people saw coming.

But what political analysts as well as Democratic campaign strategists are raving about is the campaign strategy that the younger Bush has chosen in order to clinch the nomination.

His campaign theme is: “Beating Around the Bush.”

The strategy would involve ducking all media questions involving his stand on issues important to the American voters, issues where his stand had previously been made crystal clear, including:

  • Defending voter ID laws that disproportionately affect women, minority, and student voters
  • Thinking that citizenship for undocumented immigrants is an “undeserving reward”
  • Absolutely believing that businesses should be able to discriminate against gay Americans
  • Advocating for the public shaming of single mothers
  • Taking policy advice from his brother — and recently defending invading Iraq
  • Supportiing a budget that guts Medicare and education funding

It will be a presidential campaign season that will frustrate many in the media. What would normally be a busy news season would be a slow news day, every day, because Bush will not be responding to any media questions.

If Bush wins the Republican nomination, there might not even be a presidential debate.

With Bush (or whoever among the declared Republican presidential candidates clinches the nomination), who needs a debate?