Actually i don't understand the shock of some people specially internet activists from this announcement claiming that El-Shater himself stated before that the MB have NO any intentions for entering the presidential race earlier this year.. Anyway The idea that MB "promised" it would not run candidates not valid criticism, except internally -which is questionable because i don't trust Ikhwan Youth-. Blame those who believed them.
So this is the real start of the up coming game which appeared to the surface week ago, Nomination of El-Shater now is just the goal of the opposing statements between the MB and the SCAF which will make the MB introduce their candidate as the savior.
Despite these facts the situation in Egypt is not clear yet, specially in the presence of someone like Amr Moussa who will give SCAF the safe exit they want and the constitutional immunity for sure, and till now i can't see that Ikhwan is giving SCAF these features despite how they're acting the last months when they break up with the revolutionary side of Egypt.
So El-Shater showed up again on the Egyptian Political scene after the revolution after he got amnesty by SCAF to get out of the prison, And directly after his release he started his project about the MB development in order to make the group stronger.
Of course the guy is amazing but after all he is amazing on the MB standards, and be sure when you hear a shocking news from the MB that he is behind that or at least he's a role in it, and it was clear specially after expelling Dr.Abo El-Fotoh from the MB when he announced about his intentions of running for presidency.
MB is not just a political reformist group at the age of 83 years old, It's developed over years to become a closed human society by the all means of the word, So a Father figure like El-Shater is not just a leader who may be left for a political dissenting opinion, for the most of Ikhwan youth it's much more deeper than that.
Talking about the gab between the MB leaders and the youth as it's something should be used against the MB is just ridiculous and it was very obvious just after few minutes of the announcement when many MB youth defected from Dr.Abo El-Fotoh campaign to El-Shater's campaign and this is because of the opacity of the guy.
A man like El-Shater is a man with a project who will do whatever it takes to make his dream real, specially after years of oppression and prison, and the project is obvious now.. MB take EVERYTHING.
How will Egyptian leftists deal with this news?
Till this moment i have no idea.. but we have to accept the fact that we have nothing to do except organizing the people not mobilizing them against the president they were waiting for since 11th of February 2011, most of Egyptians think that the Solution is the New president who will make their lives better which is not right of course.. because running the economy with the same minds "Pockets" will never change the file citizen financial status.
Do you think that it's a smart move? The announcement?
Will they break the rule saying that "An underground group like MB cannot live in real democratic atmosphere."?
Consider that they already having almost everything.. Constitution, Parliament...