Yeah part of the problem is that the man on the street doesn't know what the President does. What do they stand for? Even Andrew Kuan's website has very little info about his political views, what he stands for etc.
ya I don't know why people are judging things based on appearance. For me, I basically see this as a chance for me to vote and do something rather than sit there complain and complain about this and that.
I think I will vote for Andrew Kuan if he stands for election. My personal opinon. I think the president is a very impt post but it is soooo HARD to get capable people standing up for Singapore and putting their necks on the line to actually do something. What ever Andrew Kuan's motives are, it is a GOOD thing he stepped up. From his resume, he is no tom dick and harry. And if he MANAGE to pass all the stringent criteria setup, he will get my vote.
This "presidential selection thing" is actually a double edged sword. On one hand, it limits the amount of opposition in the presidential race, on the other hand, if anyone gets through the selection process, he is immediately deemed as a credible alternative to the incumbent.
I really hope nothing happens to Andrew Kuan, even if he lost. As if he gets through this process unscathe, it will encourage other more capable people to step forward next time. But if he ended up sued, fined, etc, who will ever stand up for singapore? Nowadays, it is so hard to open your mouth in the papers without getting sued. This is one of my chief issue with the present government.