The CDU party congress is postponed.
This decision was imperative, comments Christian Deutschländer, head of the political department.
The population would not have accepted a huge event with 1001 delegates, while the strictest rules are laid down for simple social contacts.
This is how it is in life: Sometimes it dawns on the person most affected by an inevitable decision as the last.
The whole country has known for weeks that the CDU party congress in December will by no means take place like this - on Monday the CDU leadership also noticed.
An election party congress with 1001 delegates and up to 1000 guests (journalists, security guards, employees, gastronomy) could possibly be realized under Corona conditions with special permission, huge effort and considerable hygiene risks.
However, he did not emanate a real optimistic mood - only the devastating signal that politicians are indulging in fat exceptions, while people are allowed to meet a maximum of four people.
After months of renunciation, the population is already asking very carefully who which special rules apply to whom, just think of the great expense for tests in football operations or the carefully constructed protective rooms that members of parliament create for themselves.
A people's party should not fall into this trap.
Is Jens Spahn now out of cover?
Some candidates may now, offended, smell “establishment” conspiracies.
That is nonsense, driven by the fear of a decrease in your own chances of choosing.
It will help the CDU as a whole if it does not elect a new boss until spring 2021.
So far, the Laschet / Merz / Röttgen field of applicants has at best convinced parts of the base, but not the voters.
Can an applicant still earn more trust and a greater lead than a few per thousand points?
Is Jens Spahn escaping the discouraged tandem embrace with Laschet?
Does a woman trust herself to be a leader?
The CDU wins - after organizational dodging and analogous lack of imagination - time and the chance to break free from the apathy of the closely packed trio of candidates.
Because it is also about the question of the candidate for chancellor, it is good for the whole country.