Sunday, March 27, 2011

Purachai: Premiership? Say 'No' when you mean 'Yes'

Is Purachai Piamsomboon, the leader of the newly-formed Pracha Santi Party, ready to be a candidate for the premiership after the upcoming election?

He is still coy about it. Purachai, who had joined Thaksin Shinawatra to form Thai Rak Thai Party before saying goodbye to pursue his own dreams, told reporters yesterday when that question was posed:

"It's still too early to say. I am like a kintergarden kid. How can I talk about doing a PhD?"

But a recent poll put him quite close to Premier Abhisit Vejjajiva in terms of popularity. Does that give him a big boost?

"Popularity in polls is one thing. Real votes in an election are something else,"
he said.

Humility in politics, especially in Thailand, promises to be a strong boost if handled with consistency. Purachai knows this very well, no doubt.

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