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Lin Yi-hsiung points out mistake in Ma's strategy

Lin Yi-hsiung points out mistake in Ma's strategy

The strategy of Kuomintang presidential candidate Ma Ying-jeou to bring down the ruling Democratic Progressive Party is a mistake, former Democratic Progressive Party chairman Lin Yi-hsiung said in a television interview Saturday.
"If you want to pull someone down from his position, you must be underneath that person, " Lin said on the SET TV's political program, adding that although Ma is a "nice" and "friendly" person, his campaign strategy of finding fault with the DPP does not put him in a better position in the presidential race.
Citing last year's attempted impeachment of scandal-plagued President Chen Shui-bian as an example, Lin said that as much as he considered Chen's behavior inappropriate, the KMT should not have wasted time on trying to impeach him as the attempt had no chance of succeeding in the Legislature.
Instead, Lin said, the KMT, which has a slight majority in the legislature, should have focused on coming up with policies and bills favorable for the country and people. "If the KMT had done so, the DPP would have fallen far behind."
Therefore, he said, Ma should lead the KMT to get to a higher level that the DPP cannot reach by making good use of its strength and trying to perform better in the legislature.
Lin pointed out that if the DPP candidate Frank Hsieh wins in March, it will be a message to the KMT to the effect that it did poorly in the legislature by just trying to bring down the DPP.


Updated : 2021-07-31 03:21 GMT+08:00