Don't know if Leonel will run in 2008 or not, but if the PLD continues getting their act together as they have in the past few months, continues to pursue corruption, prevents Legislators from gaining pesos through personal NGO's, continues to hammer at the delinquency problem, straightens out the Judicial System and gets the Metro built without bankrupting the country (WHEW!!), they can fairly well bank on staying in power through 2012, at least.
Granted, they're not perfect, but a helluva lot more transparant than Hipolito and HIS PRD crowd. As to Hippo's veverable VP, I think she can hang up her hopes of anything if the allegations over the "school lunch program" is proven. She'll end up in jail and fined umpty-ump minimum wages.
Then there's Malkum and his team who are under fire, including Hippo by association (methinks he is the REAL culprit here). As to Hippo's political clout, I thik he has "shot his ###" for eternity.