Everyone sees that UMNO and BN are overly resting its laurel on the win in Bagan Pinang by-election and it is again going for another prey of deceit of the voters.
They are taking Bagan Pinang result as the key pointer that BN is on the way to stardom and prominence again.
Najib says that it is the indication that the multi racial facet of Bagan Pinang voters is accepting the 1Malaysia concept he propelled through all media.
None of the big leaders accept that the win in this resort town was due to Isa personally. It has nothing to do with the acceptance of 1Malaysia or any other national issue.
Besides his strong personal presence felt by the local Teluk Kemang constituents it was the pulse of UMNO and ordinary public of Negri Sembilan (NS) as a whole.
UMNO in NS is at the weakest under Mohammad Hasan and almost everyone in NS has the apprehension of accepting Mohammad as a viable leader to defend UMNO from the ever growing influence of the opposition parties.
Mohammad is seen to be in love only with his family members and the lame duck political cronies in the State whose function is just to amuse and nodding their heads to this weak leader.
Majority of NS voters and public want to see Mohammad to go in retirement but there is no single alternative to him to lead the state as Mohammad had chosen almost all among the lame ducks to represent BN especially from UMNO in the last GE.
For this reason we saw everybody; leaders and ordinary members of UMNO in the State flocked tirelessly in Bagan Pinang to see that Isa be made a member of the State Assembly.
They came to Bagan Pinang hoping that Isa could be the flanking alternative to Mohammad to take charge of the party or even the government if he sits in the Assembly.
In short, it is sufficient to say that the issue that made Isa win with thumping majority are all local in nature and has nothing to do much with other National issues.
TDM’s apprehension of his candidacy and his refusal to campaign in Bagan Pinang as a show of protest did not carry a slightest weight and voters there just did not pay attention to his comments and opinion.
UMNO in NS is more focused in finding some one who is able enough to bind the fractious UMNO in NS under Mohammad Hasan. Mohammad has not been able to grip the idiosyncrasies of UMNO politics of NS as he is perceived to be a proud personality.
He succumbs to his inward feelings that he is the best leader NS has ever produced right from the day one he ascended the State leadership.
He has the habit of calling divisional leaders as stupid and all other superlatives available in his vocabulary. To him everyone in the State is stupid and any one among them admits such label on him would be his political crony.
BUT no one can blame the federal leaders for resting their laurels on Isa’s victory as they are in desperate need to show the world that they are not rejected after all.
Let them claim and let them have a bit of pleasurable feeling after long wait for a win. Everyone understands that UMNO needs urgently the psychological therapy for the moment.
BUT UMNO leaders seem to forget that they are just defending their own fort. Pakatan Rakyat so far has never lost any seat that they won in the last GE.
We have never gain even one either.