Since the previous speculative post, the ruling party has completed introducing its new candidates for the upcoming election. Dr Tan Wu Meng and Dr Abdul Razakjr will not be fielded this time round. We may never know if this was a party decision or their individual decisions. Certainly, the response that Dr Janil Puthucheary received must have been an unpleasant surprise. He must have been perceived to be an ideal candidate in many ways: bright, young, articulate, a tireless doctor (who saves children's lives while teaching at Duke-NUS), a new citizen, the son of an estranged founder returning to the fold. Major miscalculation.