Seeing Jokowi speaking, orating, campaigning and debating for this President candidacy in 2014 election makes me wondering with a bit of smile and curiosity. Jokowi is now different compared to himself when he was come forth to DKI's 1st, back to his old time when he was Mayor of Solo. He was more courteous and tranquil, but now he sounds like a hipster-politician which appears the most in our TVs. As to his standard, he's getting more eccentric than his usual self. I can reveal that he's more enthusiast to be a President than to be a Governor, which is not surprising.
Coincidental or was he really obsessed being a President? Let's put aside the coincidental factor. Being the President of Indonesia is the highest career level for every Indonesian men. Even a successful, money-bathing businessman also interested to be the President. Although we can't generalize everyone's projecting for this position with their own reasons respectively, to me personally, there is no wrong with everyone who dreams and giving his effort to be President considering how prestigious it is to be the head of the state.
"But he was instructed to be President by Megawati! He's a babydoll"
This is where everything becomes interesting. Aside the fact that Megawati breached her agreement with Prabowo whatsoever, the moral story I learn is that Jokowi wants to be the President in the first place. He aimed to this position long before Megawati appointed him to advance. Ridiculous perhaps, but that's not surprising considering how tantalizing it is to be the First Man in the country. Cue that he was appointed by Megawati actually was his strategy to win the election without being accused as over-ambitious-bastard. God knows how he did the lobbying and all the stuffs needed to convince Megawati to elect him. Historically, it's not bemusing consider he did much the same previously, when he was appointed by Prabowo to go for DKI's 1st. To me now, it's more like he's planning it rather than everyone in this milkyway propose him to go for election.
I also have to admit that the coolest thing from him is when he was able to pull the strings on Jusuf Kalla to be his vice. Once upon a time this guy loathed Jokowi's competence, that he had no ability to lead Jakarta let alone this country. Now he's on his knee, walking behind Jokowi, and fighting morally and materially. That's so sexy for a man to foment his hater to become a man who now fight-to-death on his behalf.
High risk high return as bloody always. To be a President, he let a thing or two to go down falsely which actually cost him his darling-image but also boost his fortune at the same time. If you think he's a disloyal traitor, treacherous rat, you're obliged to think so. It's what he sacrifices and it's surely part of his plan. It causes massive damage to him, of course. On the other hand, he now has the biggest chance to be Indonesia's no. 1. High risk, high return.
If you watch House of Cards, you might be familiar with such trait in the mighty Francis Underwood. There's a Francis Underwood in Jokowi with so much difference in style but very much similar in purpose. If you haven't watched it yet, pity you. I advice you to watch it, like, now.
Not that I'm just obsessed to resemble a TV Show with real life. In fact, such things had been done previously by our not-so-beloved (soon to be former) President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono. He made himself under baseless allegation that seemed was created by President Megawati. People then accused Megawati for acting childish and grew sympathy on him. He made feud with Megawati and risked his job as Minister of Polhukam in order to get a bigger fish to fry, the President of Indonesia.
Who's the babydoll then?
Then again, it's only my baseless judgement and it's how I see people in common. I don't see people by what they're trying to express. It's what beneath the cover which interests me the most. Right or wrong I don't really care. It's just fun to think like this.
Thereupon, Jokowi: Babydoll, Judas, or Extraordinary Man? Only him and God knows that. At least from my point of view, he's a "crazy" guy who can accomplish importantly terrific things for himself with his own style. Individually, I admire him as a man with splendid plan. No, I'm not convinced yet to vote him in this election. For the record, I wasn't vote him at all for the Governor election.