Thanks for your friendly and respectful reply. I have no doubt that this is the kind of discussion that will really make a difference in the future of our country.
I'm going to be honest with you, I wasn't aware of the circumstances upon which the falling off the deal with the prosecution happened, nevertheless, think with me for a moment. I understand the inner workings of politics tends to overwhelm the individuals, hence the phrase "politics is the art of the possible", but take a look at what our president is doing with baseless claims, such as preventive treatment for COVID (cloroquina) and the 2014 elections fraud. Despite those claims being standing on thin air, look at how many people go along and defend his ideas blindly. Now imagine if he was actually defending smart and science based measures while both pressuring the congressmen and articulating with them in order to find a middle ground. He could accomplish a lot, I'm sure of it, especially because he would still have the center by his side, helping to put pressure on the political class.
I understand your argument and maybe you are right, maybe that was his only choice, but if I was there, I'd rather fall defending the right thing than stay doing the wrong thing. And mind you it's not like his priority is the country. It's pretty clear his priority is his own project of power. Why? Because if the country was his priority he would be oh so much quicker to get his hands on those vaccines, he would be so much more careful with his statements understanding the chaos and disruption they can cause in a misinformed population, he would value more the positive outcomes than his electoral viability, he would keep his election promises because he had spoken out of truth instead of manipulation.
Maybe this is asking too much, even being a bit innocent, but if we accept those postures, we start deserving them as our presidents, and this is one of the worse things that can happen to us.
As for your latter claims, I hope so much he have a third viable option for the next year, people are waking up. We must be patient as politics is a crazy slow game, but we must never be complacent. If there's one thing I'm taking from all of this is that we must treat politicians without passion. We must keep our eyes really opened, and we must be able to turn our back for them the moment they slip, as to make it damn clear that they do not fuck up with us.
It's a slow game, but when more people start realizing this, the more we'll 'domesticate' our politicians.