Reference is made to the news item captioned `Teixeira mulling run for PPP/C’s presidential candidate’ (SN Jul 30). I wish her well.
There are several (officially and unofficially) declared candidates (those with more than a passing interest in the nomination). Some are electable and some completely unelectable.
In choosing its nominee, the PPP should focus on who is “electable” – who has the best chance of defeating the coalition APNU+AFC in the general election. There are a few names within the party and a few outside the party who have strong favorability ratings and who can defeat the coalition. It does not take brain science to know who is electable. Anyone with an anti-American attitude or guilty of anti-Americanism or partook in an anti-American attack has no chance of winning a general elections. The US will not allow it unless there is redemption. Anti-Americanism contributed to the removal of the PPP from office in May 2015. The US does not have a short memory.
The PPP should select a nominee who is committed to strengthening relations with America and by extension Canada and the UK since these countries will largely determine the outcome of the elections.