Primero Justicia of course complained loudly, through the voice of the guy that would replace Capriles on the Miranda ticket, establishing that it was more about fairness than anything else.
What one cannot understand is that since they decided to split the primaries pushing mayoral primaries for later, why can't the MUD hold Miranda primaries in March 2012? They could even force a defeated Capriles to run in them and renew his political commitment! PJ is not negating primaries, it just wants them at a different date! But no, it is petty calculations by AD who wants anyone but PJ in Miranda, COPEI who thinks that Mendoza could return to Los Teques and favor COPEI, UNT who will trade support for AD or COPEI or even PJ for something elsewhere, etc, etc....
It is not that I am defending PJ on that one but it is a matter of principles and neatness, so decried in this blog for a year now. Primaries should have been held earlier because all of these problems could have been solved easier after. If we were voting next months for presidential candidate we could easily vote for all states in February and mayors whenever. Meanwhile the stubborn decision by some parties are creating all sorts of resentments that eventually will cost us a lot. Not to mention that each time the MUD does double standards like Miranda versus Zulia it gives free ammo to chavismo who cannot be bothered by any primary any time.
I do not know if anyone in the MUD reads me (I think they do since they seem to do all the opposite that I suggest) but today you screwed up, you are going to benefit only PJ in the end while damaging the Unidad chances. In fact, today UNT and AD might well have killed PP candidacy while trying to help him because I, for one, will not avail such maneuvers with my primary vote who is now going to be for all but PP, the first primary candidate I will discard in my possible choices. Sorry PP, you may not have had any part in that but now you are out of my choices.