Cheat-Seeking Missles

Sunday, October 08, 2006

Time To Go, Hugo!

Tens of thousands unhappy with Hugo Chavez demonstrated their unhappiness Sunday with a president who's more concerned with global grandstanding than human rights and economic freedom.

They marched in support of Manuel Rosales. Here's BBC's report:
Mr Rosales condemned what he called the cheque book diplomacy of Mr Chavez, accusing him of giving away Venezuela's oil wealth to foreign powers.

If Mr Rosales can keep up this kind of pressure against his rival, the election results may not necessarily be a foregone conclusion.

But for now, Mr Chavez still enjoys a clear lead in opinion polls because of a sense of loyalty that poor and working-class voters feel towards him.
We'll see soon enough.