Taipei Times: 2020 Elections: Soong slams KMT, warns of its end

People First Party (PFP) Chairman James Soong (宋楚瑜), the PFP’s presidential candidate, yesterday criticized the Chinese Nationalist Party (KMT) and warned pan-blue supporters of the KMT that they were only digging its grave.

Soong on Thursday night on Facebook said that as the KMT is saying that voting for him is to vote for Tsai and the DPP is saying that “to vote for Soong is to vote for Han,” their messaging indicates that he is the best choice outside of the two largest parties.

Taiwanese have waited two decades to be able to vote for a candidate who is both wise and capable, he added.

Pan-blue camp supporters should vote for someone who can truly champion the Three Principles of the People (三民主義) to uphold the ideals of Republic of China founder Sun Yat-sen (孫逸仙) and embody former president Chiang Ching-kuo’s (蔣經國) willingness to work for the people, Soong said.

“Any effort to manipulate voter choice would only benefit me” due to the weakness of the KMT’s candidate and because changes to the economy and industry require an experienced hand to guide the nation in the right direction, he said.

Soong pointed out that Han took a seat for a few minutes during the televised presidential debate, but he, at 70 years old, did not budge an inch throughout the event.

It is evident who is more experienced and better off constitutionally, Soong said, adding that it would make no sense if people voted for an inferior choice when they have a better candidate.

The DPP talks about sovereignty, Soong said, but added that sovereignty should mean that people are the masters and that Taiwan’s sovereignty is in the hands of the people, and other nations should not be allowed to interfere.

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