Tuesday, May 09, 2006

HOW SERIOUS ARE THE AMLO CAMPAIGN MISTAKES?

Kenneth Emmond is a freelance journalist (with a background in economics). Like me, he has lived in Mexico for over a decade. He is always informed, and frequently flashes keen insights. One of his most analytical pieces for El Universal was repeated in the 7 May Miami Herald.

Emmond re-examined the Lopez Obrador campaign and explored "... three mistakes, each one potentially fatal to his Election Day success: micromanagement, intransigence, and denial. Errors or not, these are not traits one normally looks for in a national leader." The entire piece is worth a read.

http://digbig.com/4hncg

I must concur with his concerns. While I do not think that mounting an effective national political campaign guarantees a competent helmsman of the ship of state, a failing campaign is a symptom of some deeper problems. Something is lacking: the ability to

1 - acquire funds

2 - select competent subordinates

3 - delegate

4 - monitor ongoing developments

5 - flexibly adjust one's course

Number one sinks many honest amateurs in the political realm, but the other factors clearly portend a failed presidency.

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