May 21, 2013
'Kirchnerites have stopped being invincible,' UCR's Sanz says
The head of the Radical party, Senator Ernesto Sanz, sent an open letter to the media predicting a series of defeats for the Kirchnerites in the next several provincial elections and a second round in the presidential elections next October
But he also questioned the so-called “Kirchnerite pollsters,” assuring that the Kirchnerites “stopped being invincible” after Mauricio Macri nearly beat them in the first round last Sunday, in the City mayoral elections.
His letter opens with a comparison between political leaders, frustrated football players and contestants in a reality show.
“Many times we witness the creation of images and stories that fade out from the public’s opinion as fast as they made their big break. These characters and their stories have a special impact on popular activities. Football players who despite being hoisted as great, never make it big, the new contestants in a reality show who disappear from the screen a month after spending their lives in it 24/7 and those infallible political leaders that stop being invincible all of a sudden,” he said.
“From now until August 14th (the day of the primaries) one thing is certain: people will question that belief that says that Fernández de Kirchner will be reelected in October and that the Kirchnerites are invincible,” he continued.
“Three weeks ago, Kirchnerite pollsters argued with each other, fighting to see which one predicted the President’s largest victory.
“Some of them, the most obsequious ones, spoke of a 40-point lead on her opponents. Today, after such a defeat last Sunday, many are now saying that is second round looks likely. And we still need to see what happens in Santa Fe, Cordoba, the second round in the City and the August primaries,” he warned.
The senator also considered that Kirchnerite candidate Agustín Rossi, currently running for governor in the Santa Fé province might even make it to third place, while in Córdoba, the UCR candidate Oscar Aguad seems to be tied to Peronist Juan Manuel De la Sota.
“When the primaries come, we will come to realize that there’s a silent non-kirchnerite majority, and those who thought the presidential election would be over by the first round, will realize that we are headed to a second round and an uncertain result,” he concluded.