They say there’s a point in a relationship when you know your partner so well that you can complete their sentences like a cell phone predictive text, already committed to the algorithm that feeds everyday life. The same happens with journalists who cover a particular politician during an election campaign: many can guess, guess, even track slogans or catchphrases of the campaign. Because repetition works in politics.
If a phrase is repeated often enough, some will accept it as fact, even dogma. For example, Alberto Núñez Feijo liked to start his promotions these days by bragging that he was going to the place in question by AVE instead of by Falcon. “I’m coming from Madrid on the AVE, not the Falcon,” he said happily in Seville. “I will never use the Falcon to hold a rally for my party,” he added in Palma de Mallorca. “The regular flight that took me from Valencia to Tenerife was canceled and unfortunately I couldn’t make it to the meeting we had this afternoon. Going on the Falcon has it all,” he said on Twitter. A few hours later, it turned out that the Valencia-Tenerife flight on April 28 had indeed been canceled, but Feijo found out on the way to the airport. Don’t go on, Falcon has stuff like that too.
Journalists who cover politicians during the election campaign can, as I said, complete the proposal more than 80% successfully. But there’s always the surprise factor, also known as the Marian factor: the inevitability of error, the irreversible urge to slip. Rajoy announced last week that Isabel Diaz Ayuso will be elected mayor on Sunday: “And the most important thing she has is the desire, the illusion and the enthusiasm to be mayor and that’s why she will be,” he said. Attendees. Applause, because in these cases, all you can do is applaud and allow yourself to be carried away by the disorder. The legacy of the Marianist school is perfected by Feijo, in his already commented doubling of space-time. On Thursday, he mixed things up in Melilla Seville when he insisted that the PSOE should break away from the Muslim coalition for Seville. “Muslim” was his addition. He also wished success to PP Valencia mayoral candidate María José Catala in the fight. “For Barcelona City Council” and added that “I am proud to visit La Palma Market”, from Palma de Mallorca.
In a week deeply marred by vote-buying and racism, politicians were busy fishing for votes in rich fishing grounds. According to CIS data of May 22, 25.5% of respondents decide who they will vote for during the election campaign. Among the unknown convicts was the PSOE presidential candidate in Murcia, Pepe Vélez, who in an interview on 7 TV tried to convince voters with a strange accusation: “I was commenting with a friend. I am not asking the society for anything more than one thing,” the socialist began. “They have been lying for 28 years, these 4 years are special. Let me be lied to,” he said. And he repeated it like a line from a Cervantes novel: “Let me!”
In order to convince voters, apart from deceiving them, it is important to know them. Or at least know something about the place you’re going to manage. José Antonio Rebolo, Vox’s candidate for the Formentera Council, lives in Eivissa. Perhaps for this reason, in an interview with Radio Ila, he said: “We visited places in bad condition, for example, schools where children are in “barracks”. Surprised by the sudden discovery of barracks on the island, the host asked him for some specifics. Then Rebolo replied that “I think the barracks we have in the school are from Mao”. Mao, the capital of Menorca. In any case, the bottom line is that if he comes to power, he does not agree with the far right, as Vox’s candidate in the Malaga city of Alhaurín el Grande, Antonio Jesus Fernández, promised this week: “We never are. He will agree with the extreme right,” he said. Well, less bad.
A good week awaits the far right in Alhaurín el Grande, and neither does Francisco José Moya, a citizen councilor in Avila’s city council, who took office yesterday after replacing a mayor who defected to another party facing 28 million. Moya does not appear in the elections, so his work as an adviser will be so ephemeral – until June 17 that he calls himself “Paco el breve”. If Spain never disappoints, Spain in the election campaign even less so.
Source: El Diario