The media has been touting Johor as a "hot" frontline State ever since DAP supremo Lim Kit Siang was announced as a candidate of the Gelang Patah seat.
This I believe plays right into the DAP's hands in the party's effort of easing off pressure from Kit Siang's son Guan Eng in Penang.
True, Johor is one of the main battleground of the GE13, but the real decider I believe will be fought out in Penang.
DAP internal woes and Penang government's blunders such as Guan Eng's arrogant and poor handling of the tunnel issue has taken its toll on the party.
With Penang BN aggressively attacking the DAP's strongholds in the state, the shifting of attention to the southern state of Johor must have provide a much needed respite for Guan Eng.
Several recent front page stories by the Star which made it sounds that Johor BN is under siege and fighting tooth and nails to defend the State made me wonder if Helen Ang was right about the motives of the MCA-own newspaper.
Honestly, except for some Chinese majority constituencies being at risk of falling to DAP, the rest of Johor don't seem to be much affected by what Kit Siang tried to dramatize as an electoral "tsunami".
The way I see it, what Kit Siang tried to impress everyone with is just what he hope to be a "Chinese tsunami" starting in Johor to help shore up his son's defense of Penang.
What Kit Siang may not foresee is a "Malaysian of all races tsunami" sweeping out from his son's little island all the way down to the Tebrau Straits.
I think the 72-year-old Kit Siang had underestimated the will of Malaysians, especially the Chinese community not to let this country be too racially polarized.