At a meeting of the National Public Security Council, Marcelo Ebrard shook Calderón's hand for what Excélsior says is the first time since he became president, and, in a plea for greater security coordination from the state and local governments, said, "It's not fair to leave the president alone". He also presented a catalog of security proposals.
While I celebrate any positive contribution to the public security debate regardless of its motivations, this change of direction comes across more than a bit calculated after four years of distance. It seems as though Ebrard is trying to carve out a space as a respectable, presidenciable alternative for the left. But I'm not sure what it accomplishes with regard to his race with AMLO for the nomination; he already was the more popular moderate alternative with the electorate as a whole, and the majority of leftists who prefer AMLO aren't going to change their minds because he was talking nice to Calderón.