June 25, 2018
What happens if Lopez-Obrador loses in Mexico?
Over the last two weeks, I've been on the phone or social media with many friends in Mexico. We usually narrow our talk to this: 1. Do you believe these polls showing Andrés López-Obrador ahead? 2. What if he loses? What happens then? As of today, all of the experts have López-Obrador winning the election. It's the "third time's the charm" story, a reference to his two previous defeats in 2006 and 2012. From the candidate: "This is going to be a peaceful, orderly change, but at the same time, it will be radical," Lopez Obrador said recently, drawing cheers and cries of "Presidente! Presidente!" from a crowd in the colonial town of San Miguel de Allende. Most of my Mexican friends do not believe the lead in the polls. They cite a lot of good reasons, such as "no one answers political questions on the phone." Others are a...(Read Full Post)