Friday, December 15, 2006

And if the DPJ pays me 1 million yen, I will be willing to say the sentence twice

I attended a very stimulating lecture/discussion on the methodology of political campaigning in Japan yestereve.

Reduce to minimal terms, I came away from the event with the following:

"For an opposition party to be viable--defined as the capacity to seize the reigns of government through the ballot box--it has to able to disengage its strategy for winning elections from its process of formulating party policy."

Odd, ancillary observation: no party has gone further down this road than the Kōmeitō.

1 comment:

Jun Okumura said...

Any idea why Komeito can't punch above its weight, like the Free Democrats of yore?