Twenty years from now, Thaksin will turn 84. By that time, he will likely be too old to be politically active.
And by that time, Abhisit Vejjajiva, who is Thaksin’s political opposite, will turn 69. That’s young enough to be alive and kicking in Thailand’s political arena.
At 75, Chuan Leekpai, another former prime minister and a Democrat veteran, is still active in his role as party chief adviser.
Thaksin might be making billions of dollars every year, but what he is losing is time.