On the POP radio show today (Aug. 16), Taipei Mayor Ko Wen-je (柯文哲) said he would run for the presidency if former Foxconn chairman, Terry Gou (郭台銘), decides not to, although it will definitely be a tiring journey.
Ko’s current observation is that if the presidential race is only between the Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) and the Kuomintang (KMT), incumbent Tsai Ing-wen will win against the candidate of KMT, Han Kuo-yu, who’s the current mayor of Kaohsiung. Ko added that he believes Han Kuo-yu was a competent general manager for the Taipei Agricultural Products Marketing Corporation, but not as a mayor, and that Han has been busy preparing for the upcoming presidential election instead of fulfilling his role as mayor.
Ko said that he hopes Terry Gou will eventually decide to join the presidential race, as Gou apparently still shows interest in running for the position. However, if Gou decides not to, he would be joining instead, although it will be a bumpy and tiring race for sure, he added.
Regarding Wang Jin-pyng, the former president of Legislative Yuan, Ko said he is not sure what are Wang’s thoughts and plans for the upcoming election.