Saturday, June 2, 2018
The Official WaddyIsRight Endorsement in Colombia's Presidential Election: It's Duque!
Friends, as I travel through the beautiful land of Colombia, it strikes me that this country has made incredible progress since the bad-old-days of leftist rebellions and drug-related carnage in the 80s and 90s. Violence is way down, tourism is way up, and people are fleeing to Colombia rather than from it. These are all great indicators, but now all that progress is in jeopardy, because Colombia could elect a leftist leader on June 17th: Gustavo Petro. Colombians are rightly fearful that Petro could inflict Venezuela-style chaos on the nation, and that is the last thing they need. Duque, by contrast, is the candidate of the Centro Democratico -- the party that has led the nation away from violence and towards prosperity and progress. Colombia has been a reliable partner for the United States as well. In short, there is no need for Colombians to change course, and, even if they do want a fresh face and a candidate outside the corrupt establishment, Duque still represents a sounder choice. Colombians -- say no to Petro, and yes to Duque! A tough approach to crime and political violence, and an openness to capitalist development and international investment, have gotten you this far. Stay the course.
You can read more about the election on June 17th, and why Duque is likely to win it, here: