Democrat-Liberal MEP Cristian Preda writes on his blog that Victor Ponta and Crin Antonescu vie “in order to find the most radical tone possible” and that considering the latest attacks they launched against President Traian Basescu the two are “two beings descended from the world of the ‘Romania Mare’ magazine.” “The two USL leaders are Vadim Tudor’s successors. It’s a veritable competition between them to find the most radical tone possible. Several years ago, when he came to the Presidential Palace to take part in a series of consultations, Vadim Tudor told the President that he comes to his future workplace. Traian Basescu laughed. In fact, this is no laughing matter. USL is PRM’s successor,” Preda writes.
At the same time, the Democrat Liberal considers that Victor Ponta and Crin Antonescu have built a political machine whose fuel consists of PRM radicalism. “Taking this political reality into account, PDL should react differently than it currently does,” the MEP concludes.