Tuesday, July 5, 2011

The Meaning of Sunday

Jorge Fernández Menéndez has some interesting thoughts on Sunday and the PAN:
In the PAN's case, Mexico State and Bravo Mena confirm that you cannot invent candidates, that they have to be naturally competitive, that proximity to power doesn't guarantee anything and that they can no longer keep improvising. And this must be reflected in the search for a presidential candidate: repeating the experience of Bravo Mena at the federal level is the best guarantee that the PAN ends up in 2012 in a distant third place...They won't win anything with an anachronistic anti-PRI discourse: in this election, as in 2009, young people, who didn't live under PRI governments, voted overwhelmingly for the PRI. They are interested in the immediate past, not history.
I also agree wholeheartedly with his analysis of the PRD: horrible news for the party, basically good news for AMLO, and he will definitely be a candidate in 2012, with or without the PRD.

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