Sometimes the small details tell us a lot about someone. Today I have read a news about the possible new president of Spain, Mariano Rajoy. The detail I have read may seem small but it may tell volumes about the possible new president.
The detail is the following: Mariano Rajoy has said that he’s quite happy in his house and that in its party program does not say that he is going to live in LA MONCLOA.
La Moncloa is the house where Spanish prime ministers live (it is the 10 Downing Street for Spain)
The fact that he says that he is very cozy at his house and that he is not thinking about going to live in La Moncloa seems to me a detail that is quite a worry!
LA MONCLOA is the first new challenge that a Spanish Prime Minister must pass. If he does not go to live there the image he gives is that he seems afraid of new challenges!
I am also worried about this detail because now Europe is the real issue. A person that does not want to leave his house to go to La Moncloa I cannot imagine himself being quite happy to travel abroad to see Angela Merkel or Nicolas Sarkozy!
If foreign heads of state come to Spain it is obvious that they must be welcome in an adequate place. Is he going to receive people in his own house? Is his house big enough to receive foreign people? Does his kitchen is big enough to prepare good food for foreign politicians?
I think that what Europe wants from Spain is a prime minister that speaks languages and that it is open to the world! A person that even does not want to live in La Moncloa sounds weird.
Can you imagine that Barack Obama did not want to live in The White House but prefer to live in a private house in Washington?
I like eccentricity and in some way I find funny if Mariano Rajoy does not go to La Moncloa (if he is the winner) But this little detail of not wanting to go to La Moncloa seems to me to be a very bad sign for a man that still has not been even elected.
How will be able to ask flexibility to the workers if he does not have the flexibility to move to his possible new workplace? Does not Mariano Rajoy realise that not wanting to go to La Moncloa can be seen not as a sign of a sparing man but of a lazy man?
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