I heard earlier today that Kedah Menteri Besar DS Mukhriz Mahathir had commented on the overwhelming support he won at the polls conducted by sopo bloggers as to who should be the Umno vice-presidents.
When asked by reporters on the matter, he said he would not be making his decisions based on polls conducted by bloggers.
Well, I am okay with that. Mukhriz is after all a smart guy. He knows that the polls, such as the one I'm conducting now is not reflective of the Umno delegates' sentiments.
My poll, for instance is opened to the public. So the outcome is more reflective of what the public want the Umno leadership to be. It doesn't necessarily be the same as what Umno people actually want.
As I'm writing this, Mukhriz is leading at my poll by scoring four times more votes than his nearest rival DS Ahmad Zahid Hamidi.
Honestly, I wouldn't be too disappointed if Mukhriz in the end decides not to contest the VP post. I know what he is up against. Nonetheless, due to this poll, to me he is already a winner.
I will also take comfort in the fact that a large number of readers of this blog agree with me on the need for Umno to have a fresh face at its highest echelon of leadership.
Mukhriz not contesting may be a lost opportunity, but at least, we had tried to persuade him with our votes at the poll.
My poll has still a long way to go and I'm keeping it there to remind my dear readers that there are still good people in Umno.
Mukhriz is an example of such a person.