Tuesday, October 17, 2006

Tabasco tragedy for PRD

I had predicted a PRI victory in Tabasco, but not a ten point landslide. The PRD is pleading "fraud," but that could not account for such a gap (especially when the opinion polls match the ballots). Whether or not some fraud took place, unfortunately, no one seems to be taking the PRD seriously anymore.

This is the real legacy of AMLO. His charges became ridiculous, and his antics so obviously self-serving. Now, a good party (and perhaps a good Tabasqueno candidate) are now not taken seriously. If there was one state where I really did not expect to see this, it was Tabasco.

“It seems to me to be a catastrophe for him,” said Raymundo Riva Palacio, a political columnist for the newspaper El Universal. “On his own turf, the political costs of the protests and the taking of streets has taken its toll in an election.”

Oscar Luis RodrÌguez, a fellow Tabasqeuno of the PRD said: “Andres Manuel has lost credibility.... Here Andres Manuel was born, and here he has been buried.”

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