Will he or won’t he run for President?:
Professor Ahn Cheol-soo, frontrunner among liberal presidential hopefuls, is likely to declare his candidacy for president, his close associate said Friday.
“Ahn Cheol-soo will run in the presidential elections because he is a leader with a calling,” former Creative Korea Party chairman Moon Kook-hyun said in a television interview.
“Ahn is likely to announce his intentions some time after July.”
Moon Kook-hyun has maintained a close relationship since 1993 with Ahn, dean of Graduate School of Convergence Science and Technology at Seoul National University.
The comment comes at a time when local politicians are split over projections regarding Ahn’s decision regarding his run for presidency.
He said as it takes three to four months to become familiarized with public opinion, and because Ahn is focusing on establishing his charity foundation until mid-July, the announcement will not come in June. [Korea Herald]
I just find it interesting how in South Korea someone can declare to run for President just a few months before the election while in the US our candidates seem to campaign for at least two years. Wouldn’t it be nice in the US if we didn’t have to listen to two years worth of campaign rhetoric?