1) The fools who were bribed to "vote for Chavez" in Venezuela; and,
2) The rest of us who know that this is was a rigged election.
What we witnessed down in Caracas is that democracy is worthless when the ruling party counts the votes.
What is the point of an Electoral Commission when the party in power appoints, runs the machines and then counts the votes?
This election is a fraud, an insult to the intelligence of honest Venezuelans & those outside who can not believe what we saw on Sunday. (I agree with Mark Falcoff: Chavez wins, Venezuela loses)
I was surprised that Capriles conceded so fast. I think that his voters and the nation's reputation deserved better. Does Capriles really think that we had an honest election on Sunday? Why wasn't he willing to hold out and put international pressure on Chavez?
Again, Venezuelans have apparently "reelected" a man who's destroyed a nation and gained absolute power by stealing an election.
Yes, my friend Daniel Duquenal is right:
"The people who reelected Chavez today know exactly what they voted for. They know about crime and violence. They know about inflation and scarcity. They know about vulgarity as a way of life. They know about political prisoners while the most corrupt cast of our history roams the streets free. They know about power outages that will never be solved, about public services getting worse everyday, starting with the vaunted governmental misiones.
So, why did they vote for Chavez? For a free washer? For the promise of a cheap and low quality housing for which they will not have good utilities and no job to keep it up?"
Yes, it is very depressing to see how Hugo Chavez has stolen an election. At the same time, there is little that we can do about it except to pray and hope that Venezuelans will come to their senses.
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