Annalina Barbaugh didn’t have much time for a look that would be considered a release. 15 minutes – but in prime time.
The Green boss is sitting in the ARD studio in Berlin this Thursday evening. “Show Your Colors” is the name of the show. What this means for Fairbanks: Two reviewers are quick to ask difficult questions.
Yet it is really like addressing the nation of a woman who is only one candidate, not yet president.
There is a lot to explain. It’s about the basics. To gain credibility, to Fairbanks’ campaign. A lot has gone wrong recently for the Environmental Party believers.
There was the matter with the extra income, which Berbaugh announced too late; Anger over party troublemaker Boris Palmer; Severe attacks on the Green Party’s climate plans; The disappointing result of the Saxony-Unhold election.
Of course his website had Barbok’s resume. The presidential candidate provoked it with misleading information. Members in companies and foundations were listed there, of which Barbag was not a formal member.
“It was obviously too slow”
While there is no malicious intent behind this, the public outcry still echoes. In front of the cameras, that’s the main reason why Berbaugh is here now. She is in security mode.
“I wanted anything, but make me bigger than me,” says the Green leader. You made a mistake. “It was obviously too slow,” he says. “I’m so sorry about that.”
Barbog refined, maximum transparency – that is the goal now. She wants to heal the broken. Of course, you can discount the reunion in the election campaign.
But Barbach wants to become president of one of the world’s largest industrial nations. He has the reputation of a perfectionist and competes with the highest moral standards that Greens hold within themselves and others.
Something crashes when such a person loses control even in the smallest detail.
This is not really a good date as far as farewell is concerned. How professional can she be? Shouldn’t the Greens turn their co-boss Robert Hebeck into a candidate for president? Externally, Barbach looked quietly at the sharp questions.
Part II of her strategy: She tries to reveal that completely different things are more important than her comeback. It’s about schools, families, climate. “We want big changes for the people in this country,” he says.
The appearance of the television that evening was very important to the show. In general, she and her party may be at a critical juncture in the election campaign.
Mistakes made after the initial euphoria surrounding Barbach’s appointment have left their mark. The latest two polls are not exactly right for the Environmental Party. ZDF Polypromometer and ARD In the course of Germany, the Greens lost and are now behind the Union.
After all, Barbach was bothered when it came to the question of a chancellor. In May, according to the Politbrometer, 43 percent of people thought the Greens were the right man for the presidency. Now it is only 28 percent. By comparison: Fairbanks rivals Armin Lacet and Olaf Scholes come in at 43 and 48 percent, respectively.
Can Berbaugh and the Greens recover from this? Will they come back to get down to the fight for first place? Or even in areas where the Social Democrats are located, less than 20 percent, are they still going down? If a traffic light is enough for a coalition or a center-left coalition, they will not be able to run for president.
Sharpen your social profile
To get out of self-defense, the Greens have relied on another recipe: they want to sharpen their social profile and emphasize left-wing positions – so that in the face of accusations from their opponents, the Greens have adopted a heartless climate policy at the expense of the people.
Such notes hit Barbach that evening. He talks about the minimum wage, »of energy money, redistribution through higher tax rates and wealth taxes.
There is a lot to suggest that we will hear more about these things this weekend. That’s when the Greens come to their Digital Federal Party convention. Left parties are pushing to sharpen this plan in terms of social policy.
Above all, the party convention provides an opportunity for stumbling Greens to finally try to send back positive messages. Personally for fame.
Your performance is scheduled for Saturday, 3:30 p.m. If things go right for them, Berbaugh takes the opportunity to switch from defense to attack mode. This may have been the most important political speech of his career.