Friday, November 19, 2010

AMLO's Mexico Candidate

AMLO is pushing Yeidckol Polenvsky to be the non-alliance leftist candidate for the seat currently held by Enrique Peña Nieto. She won't win (in with a stronger base of support, she came in third place, almost 30 points behind Peña Nieto, in the 2005 governor's election), but she will likely take a measurable slice of the left's votes and therefore sink the alliance, which is AMLO's goal with the move. In so doing, he will help Peña Nieto hand his seat over to a priísta, and thus overcome one of his last big obstacles before 2012, which is presumably not a goal of AMLO's. Although the logic is so blindingly obvious, one wonders.

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