Sunday, November 29, 2009
Cárdenas Not Optimistic
Next month, as we've recently mentioned, the PRD will be holding a "re-foundational" congress that holds the promise (however dim) of overcoming the deep divisions in the left, and offering Mexico a coherent progressive alternative to the PAN and the PRI. One man who's not optimistic about the congress is former presidential candidate and Yoda figure Cuauhtémoc Cárdenas. According to a report published by Cárdenas earlier this month, the congress won't adequately address the clientist quota systems, corruption, sectarianism, or the party's parasitic bureaucracy. Essentially, Cárdenas argues that the congress is attempting top-down reform, but the PRD needs to be rebuilt from the ground up.