Again in July, I wrote about Mexican Supreme Courtroom Justice Arturo Zaldívar’s very public obsession with Taylor Swift. On Tuesday (November 7, 2023), Zaldívar resigned from his place on the Supreme Courtroom. However not so as to dedicate extra time to standing in line to purchase Taylor Swift live performance tickets. As a substitute, Zaldívar resigned from his 14-year place a yr shy of his time period ending so as to be part of Claudia Sheinbaum’s marketing campaign crew as Sheinbaum pursues her candidacy to be the subsequent President of Mexico (I’ve beforehand written about Sheinbaum right here, right here, and right here).
“I believe she is an informed, clever, dedicated and delicate girl, who I’ve little question will probably be an amazing president of Mexico”, Zaldívar mentioned of Sheinbaum. Zaldívar acknowledged that he is not going to search public workplace once more, needing as an alternative to give attention to what he calls a “political-social undertaking” to serve those that “have the least and wish probably the most”. Zaldívar sees in Sheinbaum a pacesetter who shares his values and intentions to assist make Mexico a greater place for many who have been much less served economically and socially by Mexico’s ruling class.
Claudia Sheinbaum’s main opponent – Xóchitl Gálvez (who I’ve written about right here) – has in the meantime characterised Zaldívar’s becoming a member of up with Sheinbaum as a publicity stunt, one thing meant to reinforce Sheinbaum’s picture and make her seem extra related. Gálvez jokingly states that Sheinbaum needed to carry a “TikToker” from the Supreme Courtroom onto her crew so as to make herself look extra charismatic.
To my eyes, Mexico’s 2024 Presidential election stands in stark distinction to that of the US. Whereas the election within the U.S. is to date a miserable circus of inept and/or sociopathic males chomping on the bit to see who can do probably the most harm to the most individuals, Mexico’s election season is definitely type of optimistic, partaking and enjoyable.