Labeling himself as "the only candidate who is endorsed by Taipei Mayor Ma Ying-jeou (
"I think the most serious problem of Taiwan currently his that the pan-green camp is not clear-headed, but the pan-blue camp is too regressive and has no vision," Lin said.
"The significance of my campaign is that I could demonstrate to voters that Ma's troops are different from other pan-blue candidates."
Having shown an ambition to enter politics since college, Lin was known for being a leader of the Wild Lily Students' Movement (
At the age of 31, Lin was invited by the incumbent deputy mayor Kin Pu-tsung (
Lin is confident of his election prospects, saying that he is seeking the support of the younger generation, gay groups, Hakka people and technology circles, which are the groups that other candidate did not pay much attention to.
"I appeal to those voters who have high expectation of the pan-blue camp and hope it could become a powerful opposition party," Lin said, adding that the quality of lawmakers is just as important as the quantity of lawmakers.
Although Lin identified himself as a member of the pan-blue camp and also announced that he would join in the Chinese Nationalist Party (KMT) legislative caucus if elected, Lin is running as an independent candidate, even though he is a member of Green Party.
Although he does not have the support of a political party, Lin has obtained the support of Ma, which he says has boosted his legitimacy.
Lin's campaign has aroused sense of crisis in many pan-blue camp candidates. KMT Legislator Apollo Chen (