Baseman posted:ksazma posted:Baseman posted:
Funny, my 85 year old aunt called me yesterday from Florida. We chatted about lots, then I asked about elections.
She was pissed saying Jagdeo insulted their intelligence. She said why he thinks he can put any donkey and people will still vote PPP. Seems Jagdeo overplayed!
Cribby is more in tuned with the non-diehard PPP supporters in Guyana. They are now watching who granger takes as running mate. They are more open Nagamootoo than Ramjattan. But they open to considering others.
Granger has his pulse on the swing voters.
Bai, that is the difference between your aunt and other traditional PPP supporters. They will go out of their way to assess the quality of the PPP leadership. PNC supporters don’t lose sleep on stuff like that. They will vote PNC regardless of who or what is the leader.
Well, it also reflects an arrogance towards those who don’t just follow blindly.
And you believe the PPP can afford to “throw away” that subset who wishes to think about such, even if it means they just stay home!
To get over the top, you don’t need to cater to the base, you need to cater to the swing!
Well, Ayuh try deh with Ayuh model!!
Bai, PPP supporters generally grew up in masjids and mandirs. From a very early age, they were trained to do what is right and shun what is wrong. While not all of them abide by those principles, the vast majority do. It is therefore not surprising that some would hold their leadership to high expectations. That said, those still need to judge the negatives of the PPP against those of the PNC and in doing so would clearly see how much more diabolical the PNC is. That swing should not even exist when comparing the two parties. If you are also thinking about attracting traditional PNC supporters, you are wasting your time because that has already been tried and failed. Last time, those PNC supporters ate up the food and drank up the likka but when election day came around, they still voted for the palm tree.