The Germans are smelling the blood everywhere. Hans-Olaf Henkel is also making a play to become the Spitzenkandidat of ACRE in a move that seems to be a quest for relevance for his party. Henkel’s party, having only recently joined ACRE in June, is engaged in what seems to be a last minute attempt to hijack the spitzenkandidat process; but with no strength nationally and at age 78, one wonders what the real motivation is.