My emphasis on NOT voting for Hashemi does not originate from my ignorance of the consequences of Ahmadinejad. I am well aware of the global crisis he will create!
My point is that Hashemi will not initiate any systematic organization to lead reform, he lacks the intellectual capacity to do so.
On the other hand, the painful crisis of Ahmadinejad might speed up a grassroots movement against the supreme and the structure of power. You know, in countries like ours, crisis might push up things for good. I am not promoting violance but I am confident that the ultimate right in Iran cannot govern and their own throne will cause their death. All this time, the more moderate and rational side of the regime have secured the right, its own chamber.
One last point is that they cannot push back semi-social freedoms-already achieved by women and youth- permanently.
Ahmadinejad will bring a new era and the new chance for the fight for freedom. Hashemi will provide another half-chance for the reformists and keep them in the domain of power. This trend will cause them keep detached from the grassroots and local affairs which to me is the cornerstone of commencing democratic reform.