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Monday, May 29, 2006

Mexican stump speeches

Of course, La Jornada doesn't cover Calderon's stump speeches (which I'm assuming he does make--it can't all be slick tv ads, which BTW, continue to be pulled for being too negative), but it does cover those by the PRI's Madrazo and the PRD's Lopez Obrador. Recently, Madrazo has said that he has no role in the decision of some party leaders to suggest that supporters of the PRI vote for AMLO rather than Madrazo (this was something a recent commenter asked about). Almost as if in response, AMLO has said the door to his campaign is open to all but former president Salinas and a few other folks.

Here, on the other side, WaPo (thanks, Boz) Rueters is doing its share to damage AMLO's North American image.

posted by Michelle @ 10:27 AM,


At 5/29/2006 11:30 AM, Blogger boz said...

That would be Reuters, not the Washington Post. The Post website runs a bunch of wire stories that never make it into the paper.

At 5/29/2006 11:37 AM, Blogger Michelle said...

Thanks! I clearly wasn't paying close attention. md

At 5/29/2006 3:07 PM, Blogger Henry Porter said...

Forgive me for intruding, but without regard to the source of the piece or its dispersal method, it is still a well done hatchet job. Forgotten completely are the jobs AMLO did in México (City) in several capacities, including chief of the government. His tenure in the latter was nothing short of phenomenal. It is worth remembering that Calderón recently hired Dick Morris...master of Washington skullduggery...shortly before the attack ads began appearing. Strange coincidence, eh? Warm regards: Henry Porter, his e-mark.

At 5/29/2006 7:01 PM, Blogger Michelle said...

Henry, I thought that Calderon's people met with Dick Morris, though they ultimately didn't hire him...but I could be mistaken.

I wouldn't call AMLO a saint, but he's probably not as bad as that Reuters article would have folks believe.


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