More bad news for Ah-bian after Hualien …
some disappointed DPP supporters want to set up a Pan-Purple Alliance (some call it a Pan-Lavender Alliance) this coming Sunday.
They don’t claim to want a new political party (yet), but they’re all former DPP supporters, so if they do form a party and do nominate a presidential candidate, it’s the DPP camp they’ll be stealing the votes from.
The media here always like throwing names around, so they claim former DPP chairman Lin Yixiong might run on a purple ticket, or at least support it.
That would be really bad for Ah-bian … Lin has a saintly image with DPP supporters and is precisely the anti-nuclear activist Chen has been trying to buy off with his referendum proposal.
Interesting developments ahead in Taiwan politics!