because he still believes that the Barisan Nasional's disastrous performance in the March 8 elections was caused by everything else but...
Which is strange because he had earlier admitted to being a factor in the BN's loss of votes.
"We cannot be in a state of denial," - Abdullah Ahmad Badawi, April 11, 2008, when reminding Umno members of the various factors leading to the BN's dismal performance.
And in reference to calls by several state Umno liaison committees for him to step down, he reiterated that he would only withdraw once he had resolved all the party's internal problems and had regained the people's confidence in the party.
Oh dear. With all due respect, Sir. Didn't you have a chat with them during which they expressed their frank and honest views?
Ahhh...I am reminded of what Mark Twain once said : Denial ain't just a river in Egypt.