The PAN is suggesting that the PRI wants former president Carlos Salinas to stand for governor in Nuevo León. Though intriguing, a Salinas candidacy would be more than a bit problematic, given Salinas's turbulent tenure and his fraught attempts to justify his actions.
Rogelio Carbajal, leader on the PAN National Executive Committee (which is heavily involved in doling out candidacies), also said dismissively that his party doesn't "recycle candidates." That's absolutely ridiculous. The problem with Salinas isn't that he was president per se, merely what he did with his presidency. In other circumstances, having an ex-president serve in a lower position after his (or her) term could be of great benefit. If you lived in a northern state whose economy depended heavily on foreign investment, wouldn't you want a guy with decades-long relationships with CEOs of multinational companies heading the entity? Essentially, Carbajal is suggesting that we should punish relevant experience, which, I repeat, is absolutely ridiculous.