Mexico continues to put its progressive foot forward
Sometimes I wonder why politicians must attempt to denigrate their opponents, like AMLO is doing, but then the coffee kicks in and I remember which century I live in, and how simply having different ideas isn't enough. Us vs. Them. Elitist vs. Person of the people. Or the pope.
Say what?, don't ask me. Soy Ranchero, says Will Ferrell and I always laugh. If this comment doesn't make sense, it will self destruct in 15 seconds unless John McCain comes back to remind us how he, despite having different ideas than his opponent, told a (shall I say deranged?) supporter that NO, Obama was not a secret Muslim sleeper agitator out to destroy the country from within, but rather a decent man with different policy ideas. And even though I didn't agree with McCain's proposed direction, I certainly admired his dignity and grace.
Very fun to read about Mexican politics. We don't hear much in the US news, well don't hear anything really (at least the news I watch which is mostly local!). I am uplifted that a country with a reputation of being male dominated and corrupt is making such big leaps forward in women leadership and supporting underrepresented groups. I still have many of my well educated friends afraid of Mexico. Scared to go there because of all they hear on the news. This is such a different view.
Lovely to see two women running for president in Mexico. Thank you for this cheering post!
I assume things aren't going well for Pena Nieto's party, especially with the claims of humam rights abuses that took place during the war on drugs.