Donald Tusk made a very interesting decision, because it will definitely put PiS in trouble, because PiS will have to react somehow. After all, this is a debate on his field, this is his field of play, his conditions – said Tomasz Żółciak from “Dziennik Gazeta Prawna” in “Tak jest”, assessing the decision of the KO leader to participate in the debate organized by state television. – I don’t think this is a risky decision at all. Donald Tusk cannot lose during this debate. Well, the media, the so-called public ones, will attack him less? – added political scientist, habilitated doctor Szymon Ossowski.
The leader of the Civic Platform, Donald Tusk, announced on Thursday in Rzeszów that he would take part in the debate organized by state television. – Jarosław Kaczyńskimaybe you have the courage, at least on your television, under the wing of your officers, PiS television governors, to debate me – he said to the PiS president.
Jarosław Kaczyński responded to Tusk’s call during a meeting with the inhabitants of Kazimierz Wielka (Świętokrzyskie Voivodeship). – I have already announced a meeting in Przysucha regarding the village, regarding a safe village – said the PiS president.
WITH survey Kantar for “Fakty” TVN and TVN24 shows that Kaczyński’s earlier decision to refuse to participate in the debate with Tusk is negatively assessed by nearly two thirds of Poles.
Żółciak: PiS has a problem, it will have to react somehow
The case was commented on in “Tak jest” by Tomasz Żółciak from “Dziennik Gazeta Prawna”. – This is certainly a lesson learned from the 2020 presidential campaign. There is still no shortage of opinions that Rafał Trzaskowskinot going to this so-called debate at that time, because it was rather a trap set by PiS and the government media supporting it, he did not go to Końskie, he organized his own event in Leszno and these 400,000 votes difference between him and Andrzej Duda influenced the election result, he said.
– Donald Tusk made a very interesting decision, because it will definitely put PiS in trouble, because PiS will have to react somehow. After all, this is a debate on his pitch, this is his playing field, his conditions. And Donald Tusk says: “I’m going” – as I understand it – provided it will be live – he said.
Analyzing who Tusk’s rival from Law and Justice might be during the debate, the journalist said that “Elżbieta Witek may not be able to cope with this situation because she is not a media animal”, while Jarosław Kaczyński is “certainly a very intellectually skilled politician, “a very good strategist, but he is not as good at speeches as Donald Tusk.”
– In this situation, I would bet a bit on the elimination method, that the only right solution for PiS at the moment is to issue Mateusz Morawieckiwho to some extent comes from Donald Tusk’s policy, changed sides, changed his views and is able to undertake such a sharp debate with Donald Tusk – he added.
Ossowski: This is not a risky decision at all
Tusk’s decision was also assessed by political scientist Szymon Ossowski, Ph.D., from the University of Adam Mickiewicz in Poznań. – This is a very good decision. I don’t think this is a risky decision at all. Donald Tusk cannot lose during this debate. Well, the media, the so-called public ones, will attack him less? – he said.
– Let’s remember that it’s the challengers who have to take risks. And at this moment, Donald Tusk is fighting to take power from PiS. So he has to take more risks. He has the right to attack. He must actually show greater mobilization than the government, he continued.
Also according to Ossowski, Mateusz Morawiecki will be the most suitable competitor for Tusk in the debate. – Here it is probably clear that Jarosław Kaczyński cannot afford a duel with Donald Tusk. (…) It seems that the only person who will be able to, let’s say, polemicise and discuss with Donald Tusk, of course from the forefront of Law and Justice, on a relatively equal level, is Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki – he said.
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