Chris wrote:When the KMT was in charge I was pro-DPP. When the DPP was in power, I was pro-KMT.
Now that the KMT have come into power and the memories of Chen are still fresh in my mind, I am pro-neither.
I agree with this. In 2000 I thought the change to DPP would be refreshing (they were seen by many foreigners as 'fighting the good fight' and we had some love for them), but they turned out to be a bunch of bumbling morons who couldn't get anything done. KMT is much better for business, so most foreigners are happy to see them back.
If Chen had of lost in 2000 (he won because of a pan-blue split) he could have won in 2004 and been better prepared and probably a better leader. I don't think the DPP expected to win in 2000 and they were making it up as the went along as a result, all the while still behaving like an under-respected opposition party.