Seven segments who will help get Erdoğan elected
We now know the presidential candidates.
I have to say it in advance, none of the three suit me.
If you say “Recep Tayyip Erdoğan...”
He has got himself so stuck with his 50 percent that there is no way in the world for him to be the president of 100 percent.
If you say “Ekmeleddin İhsanoğlu...”
So much time has passed since the announcement of his candidacy, yet he has still not said what he thinks. He is that pitiful.
If you say “Selahattin Demirtaş...”
What is the probability of someone who has transferred his will to Abdullah Öcalan to put forward his own will?
Therefore, it’s all the same for me. I don’t care who wins. It is wonderful to swim in the cold waters of impartiality in comparison with getting drowned in the hot deserts of supporting one side.
The taste of criticizing the excessive hubris of Erdoğan’s supporters, the fragile timidity of İhsanoğlu’s supporters, and the unjustified self-confidence, is waiting for me.
I’ll follow this process with the distance of a Swede, the indifference of someone from Honduras. Here I go.
The following are helping Erdoğan to win:
1. The “nationalists” who by talking against Ekmeleddin İhsanoğlu are making those who think like them refrain from going to the ballot box.
2. The nationalist/Kemalist writers-columnists who have dedicated themselves to being against İhsanoğlu.
3. The media outlets who want to be against Erdoğan, but whose anti-İhsanoğlu broadcasts now outnumber their anti-Erdoğan broadcasts.
4. The Kemalist wing of the main opposition Republican People’s Party (CHP), which can’t get enough of hitting İhsanoğlu, but which can’t come up with an alternative either.
5. People on social media who say, “I’ll go on my vacation and won’t go to the ballot box,” just because they dislike the fact that there is a reference to “religion” in Ekmeleddin İhsanoğlu’s name.
6. İhsanoglu himself, who has not yet provided the public with a well-organized manifesto, despite all that time.
7. The CHP and the Nationalist Movement Party (MHP), two centers of passivity that cannot kick-start a mood of mobilization.
Once Erdoğan is elected as president, it will be a turning point. It will mean that the real representative of the nation will go to the Çankaya Presidential Mansion. The last stronghold of the tutelage system will be regained by the people. There will be another revolution.
This is what Erdoğan’s supporters say.
Can anyone among them tell me who has been running the presidency for the past seven years? Isn’t this a little bit unfair to “Brother Abdullah,” who has been called a “notary” by others because of the help he has provided you?
What percentage of votes will Demirtaş get?
A friend of mine said to me, “Everyone around me is saying Selahattin Demirtaş. I think he will get more than 10 percent.”
I’ll tell you about my friend: He’s a scholar in Bilgi University, lives in Cihangir, tries to have vacations during the “philosophy days” in the Aegean town of Assos, and loves to spend summer days reading The İliad on Bozcaada.
If you claim that Demirtaş will go beyond 10 percent relying on such a group, then disappointment is unavoidable. You cannot even reach 1 percent from such a group.