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I have to agree that Marcelo Ebrard took a hit in these elections - as opposed to State of Mexico Gov. Enrique Peña Nieto, the Mexico City mayor's potential main rival for the presidency in 2012. The whole "Juanito" fiasco only makes Ebrard look like AMLO's stooge. Of course, opposing AMLO could be worse than supporting his schemes in Iztapalapa.Josefina Vazquez Mota is one of the PAN's few winners - although I would say former party president Manuel Espino is looking like a prophet for telling Panistas to avoid getting into deals with the likes of PRI bigwig Manlio Fabio Beltrones. Vazquez Mota is about the only PAN presidenciable on out there. Too bad she was burdened by SNTE boss Elba Esther Gordillo for the last two and half years.
It'll be interesting to see if the Creels and Espinos find a more significant role in the PAN in the coming years. You'd be in a better position to comment on this than I, but it seems like a lot of panistas agree with them in their critiques of Calderón, but aren't too inclined to give the party back to that wing. I wrote this a couple days after the election when the focus seemed to be on Paredes more than anyone, but I think one thing that in retrospect I erred by not including was how it was a big day for Peña Nieto. Whoops.
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