President Ma's strength: He really know how to hire officials.
All the government officials that he hires to help him are someone who really can accomplish things and right agendas without cling on to their own jobs and positions.
Remember Wong Gen Shring. Someone really unselfish. Give up and donate six years of his salaries on jobs. Remember Health department Yang. Make Taiwanese universal health system work best with balance budget. Not afraid of enforce fair and balance health care system without public support. Quit after accomplish his goals.
Remember department of treasury Lu E Zoo, enforce capital gains taxes without support of large business and fund managers. Willing to quit after she accomplish her agendas.
Remember labor secretary Wong Zoo Shring, enforce and raise uniform minimum wages. fair and balance. Willing to quit if not enforce.
Anyway, he has a track record of hiring these types of government officials. I think unlike what most Taiwanese people think that he is weak, he is a great leader and know how to use the right people.