In short, what was being suggested -- for the first time since the election of 2006 when President Calderon defeated Mayor Lopez Obrador -- is that the Mexican state might actually come to be ruled by a caudillo-style leader. Would that be possible? A Fidel Castro of Mexico? A Juan Peron of the Rio Grande? A Hugo Chavez of Baja California?
AMLO has continued support of people who feel that he was robbed in '06. It's an interesting essay, properly damning U.S. inattention to events next door. Read Geyer's column here.