Monday, July 17, 2006

Still no Mexican President-elect

They are marching in Mexico City today.  This article claims that there are over one million people marching for Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador’s claim that he deserves to win the Presidential election down there, or at least that there should be a manual recount of all the votes in the entirety of Mexico.

      "I think we have to get ready for six years of Andres Manuel taking the Zocalo," said Sigrid Arzt, a partner and founder of the organization Democracy, Human Rights and Security.
      "It is very unfortunate for our young democracy that we have this person with so much power who claims to be democratic but buries all the legal institutions simply because they are not giving him what he wants," she said.

Sounds like 2000 up here in the states.  Now while I’m not thrilled with politics in general in Mexico, which generally cause the kind of conditions that force Mexicans by the millions to jump the fence on our southern border, and Filipe Calderon is probably not the solution, I would say he’s a damn sight better person to have in the highest office in Mexico than Andres “Hugo is my copilot” Obrador.

      "This is just the beginning," said Talia Vazquez, Lopez Obrador's coordinator for Mexicans abroad. "The support among immigrants who want a change in Mexico is overwhelming, especially at a time of an intense anti-Mexican mood in the United States."

Umm, except for the fact that 60 percent of all Mexicans living abroad voted for Calderon.  Wanting change isn’t necessarily meaning ANY change.  Kudos to all those Mexicans who aren’t falling for the usual leftist dogma during a hard economic time.  It’s about time some Latin American countries learned from history that leftist socialists talk a nice talk, but generally drive their countries into the ground and then solidify their power until they become nothing more than fascist dictatorships.  Listen to Obrador’s supporters.

      "We don't care if the markets tank," Ramos said, when asked if he was concerned that demonstrations like Sunday's could negatively affect Mexico's stock market. "Why should we care if the rich lose their money?"

Holy cow!  Who do you think is providing jobs down there?  The government can’t do it all on it’s own.  Luckily, I think that the vast majority of Mexicans trust the electoral process (whether they should or not), and just want to get on with things.

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