Observation of ‘Hapdang Crossing the Water’
The nerve war between the people’s power and the People’s Party is deteriorating into an emotional battle. On the 4th, People’s Power Chairman Lee Jun-seok compared Ahn Cheol-soo, leader of the People’s Party, to a “noisy passenger.”
Representative Lee appeared on CBS radio that day and said, “(The People’s Party) just doesn’t have much will to the party. That’s thinking,” he said. To CEO Ahn, he said, “It’s great to ride (on the People’s Power Competition Bus), but if the bus is innovated, I will ride it, the bus driver looks at me badly, in this case, I just close the door and go. ” he said. Lee believes that Ahn is wasting time without revealing his clear position on the party.
President Lee’s criticism of the People’s Party seems to have also been attributed to the fact that the People’s Party called him “a childish kid”. Kim Yun, chairman of the Seoul Party of the People’s Party, a working-level negotiator for the party, told social networking service (SNS) the day before, “On the one hand, we are fighting thieves who have stolen the government, and on the other hand, we are playing around with the government in the face of a change of government in the face of national luck. We also have to subdue young children,” he wrote.
Then, CEO Lee posted two posts on social media and counterattacked. He said, “Now, even baby puppies are appearing in the fertile ground. It seems that the People’s Party is a mid-way attack,” he said. Also, he said, “Lee Jun-seok does not appear to be a party leader, but a young kid, so he doesn’t get normal answers to normal questions.” Attached is a video with the line ‘We salute the rank, not the man’.
As the war of nerves between the two parties is overheating, there are speculations that the discussion about the merger itself is actually going to cross the water. In this situation, some of the People’s Party are also claiming that Ahn should run for president. It is predicted that Ahn’s participation in the People’s Power primary or the process of unifying opposition candidates could be the beginning of a new party discussion.