In terms of being pro-US and pro-Japanese, I prefer the DPP's foreign allegiances. However, I certainly don't trust them on the economy and Tsai has moved the party leftwards on social policy.
Based on the ECFA and for not rocking the boat with China, I think Ma deserves a second term.
I'm alway entertained when simple-minded foreign DPP apologists still think the KMT is the party of Chiang Hsiao-wu ordered assassinations and Chen Chi-li gangsters. Didn't DPP politicians attend Chen Chi-li's funeral as well?
Didn't US-educated KMT technocrats in the 80s such as James Soong and Frederick Chien vocally oppose some of the KMT's violent excesses?
Tsai is smart but I don't see her being able to control the nativism within the DPP. She's a well-educated Taipei salon liberal in a party of Hoklo chauvinism. If she loses this election, the old boys network in the DPP will be out for her!