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Ahn throws full weight behind Moon… I think.

Former presidential candidate Ahn Cheol-soo has decided to really back Moon Jae-in:

Moments after Ahn Cheol-soo ended his multi-week circus of flip-flopping and committed to the campaign of Democratic United Party (DUP) candidate Moon Jae-in, Woo Sang-ho, Moon’s spokesman, was caught grinning like a Cheshire cat.

“This is s whole new ballgame,’’ said the beaming lawmaker, whose expression was notably gloomier earlier in the day when the union between Moon and Ahn seemed irrevocably damaged and conservative candidate Park Geun-hye’s lead in opinion polls looked to be widening.

While the clock ticks louder toward the Dec. 19 vote, Woo was confident that the endorsement of Ahn, the computer software millionaire popular with both liberal and conservative voters, could prove enough to nudge Moon ahead of Park.

And that’s certainly possible—the Hani’s analysis of several media polls indicate that Moon polls a lot better when Ahn’s helping him out.

Just how enthusiastically Ahn will actually support Moon, we’ll have to see. Judging from Ahn’s recent statements, he’s got a lot of reservations about Moon, particularly in regards to national security. I have to think Moon’s concerned about his political reliability with gameday right around the corner.

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  • que337

    As a supporter of ACS, it’s a surprise and disappointment. I would not expect majority of his supporters vote for Mr. Moon. Cheolsu hyung silmang.

  • R. Elgin

    Funny, the TV coverage of them with the sound off *did* look like a gay marriage ceremony. Oh snap . . . a round of disappointment for everyone, on the house. This will likely lead to a protest vote for the only woman that isn’t a shrill bitch. “que337″ is not too far from reality, IMHO.

  • Anonymous_Joe

    How much do political endorsements really count?

    I don’t know that I’ve ever voted based on endorsements, which (Captain Obvious says) are political in nature. In U.S. elections I pay attention to Veep pics and have been swayed by such (Palin). As Nixon (?) said, “a vice president cannot help you; he can only hurt you.”

    This situation, however, could be different (think if John Anderson and Walter Cronkite happened in 1980). If ACS were made part of MJI’s administration in some significant way that would sway, but a vanilla “I support MJI for president” is no big whoop.

  • Jieun K

    Ahn proved himself to be just another new kid on the political block. No Next Big Thing. The sensation he inspired recently has effectively ended.

    He is in for a rude awakening when subsequent elections roll in and out. Roh Mu-hyeon he’s not potential-wise. Yours truly foresees Ahn walking down the same path as Moon Kuk-hyeon. A fizzling-out. Alas.

  • http://www.askakorean.net/ The_Korean

    ACS will be a real factor. He single-handedly made this race an even one.

    http://koreajoongangdaily.joinsmsn.com/news/article/article.aspx?aid=2963589

  • Jieun K

    That’s interesting.

    Methinks his best bet is to go back to wearing one of his old hats (entrepreneurship or professorship). I don’t see his political potential.

  • que337

    Funny, the TV coverage of them with the sound off *did* look like a gay marriage ceremony.

    Jane & Charles on Swing.

  • http://www.askakorean.net/ The_Korean

    Well played sir, well played.

  • R. Elgin

    When pigs fly . . .