However, Chao also admitted the election situation in Kaohisung is not entirely optimistic, since the KMT has only nominated one candidate in southern Kaohsiung and only three candidates in northern Kaohsiung, which will could spread the pan-green camp's votes relatively thin.
But Hsieh was still confident of the pan-green's election prospects, and thought that the DPP's final campaign theme "peace and happiness" had successfully differentiated the party from the pan-blue camp.
"The pan-blue camp is eating its own bitter fruit, since it has refused to concede its failure in the presidential election and its poll results are sharply declining," Hsieh said. "Lien and Soong, who have been cursing Taiwan with groundless and irrational remarks, have brought themselves bad luck because of their hatred. People don't need hatred. People need hope and happiness, which is a commitment that the DPP is willing to make to all the people of Taiwan."