Emir Olivares and Arturo Sanchez
Newspaper La Jornada
Friday December 30, 2022, p. 12
With a view to the presidential succession, whoever wants to go live can be reversed, warned the president Andrés Manuel López Obrador; this because, he considered himself, the people are already very aware.
During the morning of yesterday he was asked about the spectacular announcements of support for the presidential candidacy of the current head of Government of Mexico City, Claudia Sheinbaum, which have appeared in various entities, to which he said that it is a matter of his party , but delimited:
The one who aspires and plays dirty, or acts in an advantageous way or wants to be clever, does not help him, it is reversed, he has a boomerang effect. So, you have to be careful with excesses and you have to learn to limit yourself and respect the people.
Ideally, he emphasized,
It would be that everyone (the corcholatas) had the same opportunity. I can say that I have no preference for any of them, for me all those who aspire to our movement are first class, meet all the requirements, have an exceptional profile, not only are they among the best public servants, administrators, and politicians in Mexico, but of the world.
He insisted that it is not easy to govern and it is not made for anyone, no matter how much people like him, a comedian, an artist, or a millionaire cannot.
Politics is a noble profession that not only requires the highest spiritual quality, but also experience.
For this reason, he affirmed, he is happy and satisfied that within his movement there are good options for the relief.
“Those who are are really first class. It would be unfortunate if a transformation process began and we did not have options to guarantee continuity with change, that we did not have relief with the characteristics that are required, that are needed. Claudia is very good, Marcelo (Ebrard) is very good, Adán (Augusto López) is very good…”
–And (Ricardo) Monreal? – He was asked.
“And all the others and all the others,” he replied, smiling.
–Would you call to end the hiring of those spectacular? –He insisted.
-I’m not getting into that, that’s something else. The only thing I can say is that we have a very politicized people. That is why I say: is there polarization? No, there is politicization, make no mistake, it is a very conscious people.
To give strength to his argument in the sense that citizens are aware, he recalled an anecdote from more than 20 years ago, when Porfirio Muñoz Ledo opted to leave the PRD as he was not a candidate for the presidency in 2000 and he did so for the extinct PARM . As the campaign of that year progressed, the politician joined the
blue Wave that gave Vicente Fox the winner.
After a while, when López Obrador was already head of government, Muñoz Ledo, disappointed in Foxism, became his adviser, although it was not widely known. Thus, when one of the marches against lawlessness arrived, the current president asked him to give a message to a full Zócalo. The screaming of the people – he recalled – was widespread.
I never imagined it, because if not, then I won’t tell him (to speak before the crowd). But people don’t forget. This is a lesson so that the people are not underestimated.