People First Party (PFP) Chair-man James Soong (
Wang and Lien told him at the time that they would convey their opinions to the KMT's higher-ups, Soong said.
"However, judging from the current situation, it seems that the KMT did not value Wang and Lien's idea," he said.
He made the comments in response to reports that KMT Chairman Ma Ying-jeou (
Wang told reporters last night that while he could not speak for Lien, he was true that he had thought at the time "that Soong was the best candidate to represent the pan-blue camp."
"But that was a long time a ago, almost half a year ago. As a KMT member, I am supporting the candidate nominated by the KMT," Wang said.
Soong has taken temporary leave from the PFP to be able to run as an independent.
Meanwhile, KMT Secretary-General Chan Chun-po (
He also said Ma would stay in Taipei this weekend to campaign for mayoral candidate Hau Lung-bin (
He made the comments at a press conference to unveil the KMT's campaign platform -- "Save Taiwan with Integrity" -- and its boy scout scarf logo.
In other campaign news, DPP Chairman Yu Shyi-kun went to Kaohsiung yesterday, where he will spend a week campaigning for the DPP's mayoral candidate Chen Chu (
While insisting that Chen is catching up to her KMT rival Huang Jun-ying (
DPP Taipei mayoral candidate Frank Hsieh (
"It's impossible for the Presidential Office to pressure me. I am not serving in any position at present and my candidacy in the Taipei mayoral election is not a favor from the president," he said.