"Not 'common people' but citizens"
|So charming that Oranckay thought of me when he saw the column Sômini anira siminida ("Not 'common people' but citizens") and passed it on to me by email.|
As has been the common occurrance especially since the administration of Kim Dae-jung who really seems to have made the term so central in Korean politics, the election time elevates the 'common people' (sômin/seomin) to the political agenda and has the politicians competing who best represents their interest. This time those two are Oh Se-hun and Kang Keum-sil, two jurists with 15 mil W monthly income, who are trying to convince voters that they know the komin (worries) of the sômin the best.
서민이 아니라 시민이다The rest of the column in Munhwa Ilbo.