Gordon’s nickname ‘Dick’ sparks jokes on Twitter

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MANILA, Philippines—Off-color jokes involving the possible entry into the Magic 12 of former senator Richard Gordon, whose nickname is “Dick,” trended worldwide on Twitter on Election Day.

Social media users made full use of puns involving Gordon’s nickname using the hashtags #IpasokSiDick, which topped the global list of trending topics on the social network for several minutes, along with another one laced with double meaning: #Ereksyon2013.

But putting the jokes aside, does 13th placer Gordon, who is trailing No. 12 Senator Gregorio Honasan in partial unofficial election results, have a fighting chance to make it to the Magic 12?

Political analyst Ramon Casiple, executive director of the Institute for Political and Electoral Reform, said he believed so.

The analyst said he believed the candidates in the top 10 slots would be difficult to dislodge from the winners’ circle, including the surprising top-ranking Grace Poe, Loren Legarda, Francis Escudero and Alan Peter Cayetano, Nancy Binay, Sonny Angara, Koko Pimentel, Bam Aquino, and Antonio Trillanes.

But some six candidates are still fighting it out for the last two slots, including Gordon and the incumbent Senator Gringo Honasan.

Although he said candidates in the 13th to 16th places were still within striking distance of the Magic 12, “in terms of those who have the best chances, it’s Gordon,” Casiple said in an interview.

“The one on the 14th spot is pretty far away from him,” he said.

Gordon was No. 13 with 9,112,056  votes trailing No. 12 Honasan by more than 400,000 votes in the partial, unofficial tally of the Parish Pastoral Council for Responsible Voting as of 1:40 p.m. Wednesday.

“Of course Honasan is in the better position because he’s No. 12,” Casiple said.

“But he can’t rest easy. One avalanche of new votes is enough to dislodge him. It’s that close,” he said.

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  • http://www.facebook.com/cat.assasin Cat Pro Assasin

    sayang hindi napasok si dick sa top 12

  • glycerlean

    mas may silbi pa si gordon kesa kay honasan eh. ang gusto lng nyan mag kudeta at i-upo sa pagka presidente ang idol nyang amoy lupa na si JPE!

  • satoriseeker

    i love this guy casiple, the fave political analyst of the inquirer.

    we are treated again to one of his profound insights. he must be a genius in probability statistics. wasn’t he the same guy who said, on the eve of the last presidential elections, that villar was closing in – “as in” virtually catching up – with Pnoy?

  • Porky idik idik

    Is Dick capable to Penetrate inside the senate?

  • Putakte Naman

    Go Dick!!! Ibagsak mo si Honasan, ala namang silbi yan. Baka may milagro diyan, si enrile makapasok. Bantayan maigi mga kababayan.

  • http://twitter.com/mabuhay1521 krisatienza

    Those people who like tweeting Mr. Gordon’s nickname has pea for brains.

  • resortman

    Its not over till its over…remember when Meriam defensor was leading five days in a row..then comes tabaco?..hahah..your guess is as good as mine..!

  • JuanTamadachi

    What’s in a name?
    The quality goes in before the name goes out.

    • akoombulator

      zenith tv motto

      • JuanTamadachi

        Hello Akoom. Your memory is still quite sharp. I am impressed. Have a great weekend ahead, amici mio

  • rosstum

    Dick will come from behind of Ejercito and Honasan… Konting diin lan makakapasok din si Dick !!

    • Cano Manuel

      Did you mean grab them from behind and penetrate the senate? lol

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Roy-Rosales/100000230754515 Roy Rosales

    im very sorry for dick gordon,it appears that he will lose?he has a very good performance as head of smbc and as senator.the voters which comprizes about 60% to 65@ that are classified as bobos did it.they are functional illiterates,shame on them,same is true with magsaysay jr, and hontiveros.sayang silang 3 sa senado

    • whyinthisworld

      Right roy. I don’t like gordon but he is better than honasan although they have almost the same color. Regret that we lose magsaysay jr, hontiveros and jamby. Sayang talaga….

    • rosstum

      I have voted for these 3, feel bad they lose.

    • pepito gwaps

      tumatanda ng paurong ang mga botante

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