Monday, July 03, 2006

Mexico Stays Right

It appears that Mexican voters, by extremely close margins, will send PAN presidential candidate Felipe Calderon to the Presidential Palace and the PAN will have the majority of seats in the Mexican Congress.
While the PAN under current President Fox has not been quite as friendly to the United States (dumping thousands if not millions of illegal aliens over the southern border), Sr. Calderon should be an improvement. Anything to the right is better than what we have now. Sr. Calderon favors the free market and that can only help Mexico move up. At this point, Mexico can either go worse and start over or see long term reforms go through that will bring up all Mexicans.
But, we are already seeing the PRD calling for "every vote to count"-where have we heard this before?!
The PRD, led by Mexico City Mayor Lopez Obredor, is the Socialist party. Makes the old and dying PRI look like the Republicans here. They are going down to defeat, but taking their cues from the American Democrats and whining that because this election is so close-see Real Clear Politics ( and we see one percentage point separates the top two leaders. So, as the Democrats have argued in two consecutive national elections that President George W. Bush stole them both. Of course, these are the same people who say that President Bush is a moron.
Anyway, this election will take about a week to hash out and when all is said and done, we will be saying Presidente Calderon. That is good for the United States.

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