05 May 2012

MEXICO : New Image, No Matter; Leftist Lopez Obrador...Still Mired In 3rd.


     Leftist candidate Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador, 59...aka 'Amlo"...pissed-off a lot of people in the last presidential election in 2006...by crying fraud and refusing to accept his narrow defeat.
     But what really angered many...was a huge tent city protest by his followers that shut down Mexico City.
     He has tried to change this campaign...with a humbler version called 'Republic of Love'...even courting businessmen...but it doesn't seem to be working.
     Amlo is in third place...at least 20 points behind the photogenic front runner...the PRI's Pena Nieto.