Dr Tan Cheng Bock has said that he is relying on his own resources and that of backers to fund his presidential campaign. He has yet to decide on asking for donations. Dr Tony Tan has not said anything yet, but money should not be an issue for him.
TKL is funding his campaign from his own pocket and has asked for contributions from supporters. But on 22 June 2011, he wrote on his blog, “The contribution to the election campaign has been slow. I hope that more people will come forward and give their financial support.”
As regular readers of this blog will know, I’d rather not have TKL for president. I’ll blog on my reasons sume other time.
I want to make the point here that his supporters should do the right thing. Don’t just send anonymous emails saying they support him. Talk, like bullshit, is cheap. Send in contributions to help him fund his bid. He has estimated that campaigning will cost him $100,000–200,000. Dr Tan Cheng Bock estimates that he will need $500,000.
TKL kanna played out once before by his fickle fans. In 2008, because he was helping the minibonders etc, he got lots of emails asking him to stand for president. He said he would stand if he got 100,000 signatures asking him to stand. He got only 1,200 signatures, I think.
Despite this experience of being “p;ayed out”, when recently people asked him to stand, he said he will stand. He is not shy of being bitten again. He has courage.
Don’t play him out again, fans of TKL.
People who ask TKL to be president, Walk the Walk, don’t juz Talk the Talk. Contribute to his campaign.