Recently, Tun Mahathir suggested that if his new opposition (DAP-led Pakatan) friends agreed on him being their Prime Minister, he would consider it.
For Pakatan Harapan to even consider Tun Mahathir as Prime Minister would only prove what many are saying; DAP-led Pakatan Harapan is bankrupt on viable candidates of their own whom they can put forth to the public.
If the DAP-led Pakatan opposition has to rely on the 91 year old former Prime Minister many will understand why they have not up to this point in time put forth their choice for Prime Minister.
DAP-led Pakatan’s lack of having groomed, nurtured, discovered anyone of note within their own ranks is a startling testimony about them as an opposition coalition.
Let’s look at those (in no particular order) who DAP-led Pakatan dangled out before the public thus far.
There was former deputy Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin whose name was put forth at least twice. In ‘their’ (PKR backed) Invoke Centre for Policy Initiatives’ surveys even had him as a very popular (37 percent favourable) choice.
As it is with many such surveys; there is little doubt that the DAP-led opposition had called their staunch supporters to get the type of responses they wanted.
There is some certainty that any questions about tilling the soil in another man’s garden did not make it on the list of questions asked.
Next we have Datuk Wan Azizah Ismail the admitted seat warmer who is more comfortable handling Japanese fans than handling a public office or an Aljazeera interview.
While Datuk Wan Azizah is probably a good mother, a good grandmother and loyal wife; she was more than likely competent in her medical profession
However, when it comes to political matter or the affairs of State she is way out of her depth.
For Wan Azizah to come out and admit that she is comfortable being a seat warmer interim Prime Minister, that in itself insults the position of Prime Minister and the citizens of Malaysia who want their leader to have the acumen for the position.
Then there is Datuk Anwar Ibrahim who is sitting (or some variation) in Sungai Buloh prison for doing what Muhyiddin Yassin is said to have done, but only with a man (Sodomy 2).
Even with a less than zero (0) chance of being released before serving his full sentence, there are still those in DAP-led who cry for him to be the 7th or 8th Prime Minister of Malaysia.
Mukhriz Mahathir is not seen as electable; his only chance is to enter via the backdoor if by some miracle the opposition came out ahead in a general election
Lim Kit Siang would never get enough non mercenary Malay backing so the best he could ever hope for is to be a deputy Prime Minister. However, like Mukhriz via the backdoor.
All of which brings us back to Tun Mahathir.
For Pakatan Harapan to consider Mahathir, it would only prove that they are politically bankrupt when it comes to candidates whom they can put forth as Prime Minister.