Democracy in action - if Gore had stood his ground like AMLO...
if gore had stood firm and called people to his side, we would have seen this scene in the u.s. in 2000... but he didn't and look what we've got... let's hope something disastrous doesn't happen to amlo, or, worse yet, he gives up...
"A historic moment."
Those were the words of Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador, taking the opportunity, yet again, to cast Mexico's contested presidential contest in apocryphal terms.
He used them on Sunday at the latest of his mass rallies.
And, standing amongst his supporters, I sensed that many here agree with him. Perhaps even his opponents.
Since 2 July, when the presidential election was held, Mexico has lurched its way through an acrimonious and divisive political crisis.
Why? Well, the election produced a victor, but it was not Mr Lopez Obrador.
And he is doing his best to change that result in a monumental battle for the future of this infant multi-party democracy.
He says he is the victim of mass fraud at the ballot box.
The central square in Mexico City and the surrounding roads have become a tent city in the past few weeks, crowded with protestors taking their message out on the street.
Banks, government buildings and hotels have all been blockaded - symbols, say those involved, of the institutions that have kept the majority of Mexican people in poverty and out of government.
They are symbols that Mr Lopez Obrador also stands against.
It is democracy in action, and it is putting much of the capital city out of action.
Imagine Trafalgar Square in London or Times Square in New York blocked for weeks on end and you can imagine the scale of this mass resistance.
no matter what kind of makeover or spiritual rebirth gore has experienced in the past years, i will never forgive him for throwing in the towel... Submit To Propeller