Saturday, April 7, 2012

One rare smart thing said by Vázquez Mota on the trail

Josefina Vázquez Mota's campaign to me appears a near disaster of poor organizations and erratic statements and behaviors from as much the candidate herself as the campaign staff. She seems to me utterly unprepared for the presidential office, and I truly hope the anti-PRI vote will go to the left instead. For whatever AMLO's faults, he appears a million times better prepared than the PAN candidate.

Yet one thing she does deserve credit for: Calling out the equally unprepared TV-created media phenomenon Enrique Peña Nieto for his constant signing of his "pledges" or "promises" or "compromises" or whatever to Mexican citizens, in front of a public notary.

Disregarding the fact these "compromises" are essentially about small micro projects the federal government is or will fund regardless, Vázquez Mota declared she won't sign anything - voters can take her word for it. Indeed, if EPN needs to sign these promises, what does that say about his commitment to the spoken word? And what about the promises he makes but doesn't sign? Are they effectively mere campaign lies?

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