I just read a letter in M’kini which is worried that Zaid is being made into a scapegoat at Hulu Selangor and that when he loses there, he will be crushed. Personally, after reading that letter, I think that is exactly the kind of problem that we have in our country’s politics regardless of political affiliation. The fear of losing. Kiasu.
Firstly, I don’t see why everyone is predicting that Zaid is going to lose when we do not even know who the BN candidate is yet. Even after we know who the competition is, it would still be pure speculation, although a slightly better one than the random speculation going on now. This is loser mentality. If you think that you are going to lose, you will.
Secondly, I don’t see why Zaid has to win and if he loses it will be the end of his political career. Winning and losing is part of life. Both Karpal Singh and Lim Kit Siang have both lost their parliamentary seats before and both are still kicking arse in parliament today. Losing Hulu Selangor would just mean that PKR has lost a battle, not a war. If they phrase the problem as anything other than that, they are already lost.
If you have the balls, you will do what Nurul Izzah did and run against a seasoned politician, a UMNO wanita leader, a Minister, a partner at one of our country’s leading law firms, a friend of various local celebrities and businessmen. Now, that is the kind of leader that I want – someone who goes against all odds and wins. Someone who has the tenacity and grit to stare the impossible straight in the eye without blinking.
If our opposition politicians are unable to take risks, they are just the same idiots that we have in BN today, all running in safe seats in Johor and other BN strong-holds. If you don’t have the balls, just go away.
PS: The same applies to our opposition politicians who run in opposition strong-holds like a certain someone who has a 36,000 majority. You do not keep your best generals in the base, you send them out to conquer territory!