Monday, October 24, 2011

Cristina wins

This just in.  Cristina Fernández de Kirchner wins the presidential election easily, and bloggers everywhere jump to say how unsurprised they are.  I, for one, am unsurprised.

Expect also to see plenty of commentary about how she is just like Juan Perón, she is Hugo Chávez's evil twin, and possibly even is recruiting Al Qaeda to attack Arizona through Mexico (you heard that here first!).  Or more subtle news items like this Reuters piece, that dismisses her because of her make-up and "sympathy vote."

A question that goes largely unasked in the media for both Argentina and Venezuela is why the opposition is so unable to articulate a coherent alternative and generate enough interest to become competitive.


leftside 8:16 PM  

I thought it was also interesting that the 2nd place finisher was a socialist opposing her from the left. the right is truly discredited in Argentina (like Brazil)

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