Ko Remains Mum on Issue of Presidential Bid|是否參選總統? 柯文哲:不是一天就想得出來
Now that the Kuomintang and Democratic Progressive Party have both confirmed their candidates for the 2020 presidential election; the attention has shifted to Taipei City Mayor Ko Wen-je, who may also declare his candidacy. Ko said this is a very difficult topic and will require more than a day's deliberation.
On July 15, Kaohsiung City Mayor Han Kuo-yu was announced as the Kuomintang's candidate for the 2020 presidential election. The attention has now shifted to Taipei City Mayor Ko Wen-je as everyone waits to see if he will declare his candidacy. On July 15, Ko said he will begin to start seriously thinking about this issue. One day later, he said it will take him more than a day's time to make a decision.
This is such a difficult issue, so how can you make a decision in one day's time? Anyway, the two parties have already announced their candidates. How Taiwan ended up here today is also an issue that requires reflection. That's how it is. I'm not necessarily the one who can find the solution.
The mayor added that sometimes there are complaints about how Taiwan ended up in this situation today, and therefore both President Tsai Ing-wen and Han should be given the opportunity to explain how they will make Taiwan better in the future. According to recent rumors, Ko may end up as the running mate of Terry Gou, James Soong, or Huang Kuo-chang.
When you can't think of a better way, then the current crappy way is the best way. This is how things were in the past when we were doctors. When car accident victims came in, we did what we could to save their lives. We amputated when we had to. Sometimes there was no other way.
Although Ko has not yet confirmed whether he will run, the Democratic Progressive Party's Taipei City Council caucus is already issuing threats. It threatened to freeze next year's new budget additions.
There are no laws limiting him (Ko Wen-je) from running while continuing to serve as mayor.
If the key figure is not in Taipei administrating, how will things get done? This is why we of course have to make slight adjustments to the budget.
Even if I run and win, and a new mayor comes in, it won't be until after Aug. 20 next year. So my attitude is that the proper order of business is to examine the budget in accordance with regulations.
Ko has not yet made his intentions clear with regards to the 2020 presidential election. He is still observing how things are developing before making a decision.