Taiwan's general election has entered the stage of fighting bayonets, and it is very rare for the Kuomintang, which has repeatedly made mistakes at a critical moment in history, to make two correct decisions in a row, reversing the previous decadent election in one fell swoop.
The first correct decision was to face Ke Wenzhe's final turn of face and not continue to make concessions, but Hou Youyi publicly announced the short message of consultation with Ke Wenzhe at the scene of the blue-white talks, and the blue-white alliance was thus declared broken, which made Ke Wenzhe lose face, left a discredited impression among voters, and became one of the reasons for the decline in public opinion of the People's Party.
If the Kuomintang does not make this decision, and continues to have Ke Wenzhe choke his neck and agree that Ke Wenzhe will be elected as the right person and Hou Youyi will be elected as the deputy party, from the perspective of removing the DPP from the shelves, it will certainly be a good thing, but it will be a catastrophe for the future of the Kuomintang.
If Ke Dahou is small, it is still unknown whether Lan Bai can be elected, and even if he is elected, with Ke Wenzhe's shrewdness, he will definitely swallow, digest and absorb the nutrients of the Kuomintang as a people's party within four years, and from then on the Kuomintang may completely evaporate.
Because Ke Wenzhe repented at the last moment and the blue and white union broke down, the Kuomintang decided to no longer be aggrieved and ready to go it alone. From the perspective of "removing the DPP," this outcome is very regrettable, but the KMT has been a blessing in disguise, not only has the poll data begun to soar, forming a momentum of catching up with the DPP, but the party's basic position in the Legislative Yuan at the local level, and the opportunity to hope that the new generation will fight against the drum again four years later, has been preserved.
People's Party presidential candidate Ke Wenzhe, Kuomintang presidential candidate Hou Youyi, and independent Hon Hai founder Guo Taiming held talks at the Grand Hyatt Taipei on the afternoon of November 11, but the three parties had a strong smell of gunpowder and an awkward atmosphere at the scene, and finally broke up. （Reuters）
The second correct decision was to introduce Zhao Shaokang as Hou Youyi's deputy to form a "Hou Kang Pei" combination. This combination not only made up for Hou Youyi's shortcomings and clumsy tongue - this shortcoming suffered a lot in electoral politics, but also greatly boosted the confidence of the blue camp and contributed to the rare unity of the blue camp for many years.
In this process, Ma Ying-jeou, Hou Youyi, Zhu Lilun, Han Kuo-yu, and others have all done a lot of fruitful work. Hou Youyi, in particular, shows the generosity and self-confidence that a candidate should have. Zhao Shaokang, an arrogant person, is willing to put down his posture and serve as Hou Youyi's deputy in a crisis, which is even more difficult in the Kuomintang, a political party where the spirit of personal sacrifice is quite rare!
Zhao Shaokang is a representative figure of the Kuomintang Battle Blue, a famous media person, born in Keelung, Taiwan in 1950, his ancestral home is Shexian County, Hebei, and he belongs to the second generation of other provinces. He is dignified and eloquent, and has always been regarded as a member of the Blue Battalion, and has a lot of appeal in the Blue Battalion.
Zhao Shaokang used to be the chairman of Taiwan UFO Broadcasting, and later served as the chairman and general manager of China Broadcasting Corporation, and hosted political programs on China Broadcasting Popular Network and TVBS, among which "Shaokang War Room" is the most famous. When he ran for the legislature in 1987, he set a record for the highest number of votes, and was known as the political golden boy, serving two terms as a Taipei City Councilor, director of the Environmental Protection Administration, and three terms as a legislator. In 1989, he served as deputy director of the Central Literary and Art Union of the Kuomintang. In 1993, he quit the Kuomintang, initiated the establishment of the New Party and served as the convener, and in 1994, he ran for mayor of Taipei on behalf of the New Party.
Zhao Shaokang's political stance is certainly far from Chinese mainland's, but on the principled issues of supporting one China, supporting the '92 consensus, opposing Taiwan independence, and safeguarding peace across the Taiwan Strait, he, like Ma Ying-jeou, can form a cross-consensus with Chinese mainland. Zhao Shaokang, like Ma Ying-jeou, is anti-communist and not anti-China, and hopes that one day national reunification and national rejuvenation can be achieved, but they hope that Taiwan will complete reunification, while Chinese mainland advocates that the People's Republic of China should complete reunification. Because the cross-strait strength balance is seriously out of balance, it is absolutely impossible for Taiwan to "counterattack the mainland." The so-called completion of reunification by the Republic of China is nothing but a big dream; Chinese mainland, in line with the principle of seeking the greatest consensus, can fully tolerate this proposition of the KMT, and it is incompatible with the DPP's stand on Taiwan independence.
Kuomintang presidential candidate Hou Youyi (left) said in an exclusive interview with Zhao Shaokang (right) on July 7 that he accepted the '3 consensus in line with the Constitution of the Republic of China, opposed the '<> consensus of one country, two systems, and resolutely opposed the '<> consensus stigmatized by Tsai Ing-wen. (Facebook/Hou Youyi)
Therefore, Zhao Shaokang became Hou Youyi's deputy this time, sweeping away the pessimism of the previous blue camp, not only Chinese mainland was happy to see it, but many blue camp voters regained confidence. What is even more refreshing is that the one-China and '92 consensus, which have been smeared in Taiwan over the years and even avoided talking about by some members of the Kuomintang, have returned to become the electoral language of the Kuomintang. For example, Ma Ying-jeou openly refuted the Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) at a political rally that Taiwan is a province of China, not a state. Although Ma Ying-jeou's "China" is the "Republic of China" defined by Taiwan's constitution and includes the mainland, Taiwan, Penghu, Kinmen and Matsu, it is very rare to be able to express it in this way in view of Taiwan's current political ecology that has been "independent".
At present, although the DPP's combination of Lai Qingde and Xiao Meiqin ranks first among the three groups of candidates and still has a relative advantage, the KMT is in a hurry to catch up, and the polls have entered the range of statistical error; as long as the KMT maintains this momentum and continues to incorporate Guo Taiming and the middle forces, Ke Wenzhe will have the opportunity to remove the DPP from the shelves alone.
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