Wednesday, May 25, 2011
Six year term of office
I recently listened to a Charlie Rose interview with the president of Mexico who serves a SIX year term. Four years seems too short. It is wasteful to campaign every four years. A six year term might be more practical. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Felipe_Calder%C3%B3n
His English is impressive. During his presidential campaign Calderón stated that the challenge was not between the political left or right, but a choice between the past and the future. Moving toward the past would mean nationalization, expropriation, state control of the economy, and authoritarianism, while the future would represent the contrary: privatization, liberalization, market control of the economy, and political freedom.