Friday, June 10, 2011
Unlearning Past Lessons?
Peña Nieto's refusal to debate Ernesto Cordero on economic issues and the PRI vs. PAN legacy reminds one of AMLO's absenting the first presidential debate in 2006, a widely panned decision that helped Calderón pull even with the former Mexico City mayor. It's not a direct parallel, because AMLO was just a couple of months away from the elections and Cordero and Peña Nieto aren't even nominees at this point. However, the prohibitive front-runner again seems overly eager to avoid a rhetorical skirmish, and perhaps a bit too confident of his prospects.