Skip to comments.El Presidente Chávez may not even squeak by this time.
Posted on 09/29/2012 2:36:03 PM PDT by DanMiller
A post today by Daniel at Venezuela News and Views suggests that el Presidente Chávez may not win the electoral vote on October 7th. That does not mean that he won't cling to power, but it is encouraging. Please read the article. It's good. Here are a few excerpts.
Daniel wrote about Chávez' speech in Monagas.
[I]t was the state where he was the most voted in 2006, I think, but after the major PDVSA oil spill over in Maturin's drinking water and the clumsy attempt at the regime to hide the ecological crime and force people to drink it anyway, he all but lost the state. That is, it might still be chavista enough for him to squeak a 1% victory but with the governor running against him now, and a lot of the local pols that know better, Chavez chances are dim.
Next, Daniel's translation of part of the speech followed by his comment:
"On October 7 is not a small thing at stake. There might be people who might be unhappy about our failures of our government, that we did not fix the street, that there are power outages, that the water is gone, that I got no job, that you have not given me my house. That may be true in many cases and I assume the self criticism of the government [...] whether the road was paved is not at stake, if I have have been given a home, or if I'm angry at and fighting with regional leaders. No, what is at stake is much more than that comrade: We're risking the life of the country. "
In not very different words, "I've screwed up a Hell of a lot but I just need more time so I'll have a chance to do better."
That is, not only Chavez recognizes that his government has not been very good, but he asks people to vote for him for the sake of it. A little bit as if Carter had asked the US to vote for him because next rescue operation in Iran would turn out differently. Chavez knows he is lost.
Perhaps the Venezuelan voters will also realize that Chávez is terrible, has lost and will vote against him.
Chavez will remain in power. I’m sure of it. He’ll rig the vote. Any political dissent is crushed, and I’ve seen the photographs of his socialist thugs doing the crushing.
Did "who counts the votes" magically change?
He will lose by between 400,000 to 1 million votes
He's been stealing them for awhile. Chavez tried to help an Honduran thug steal an illegal initiative . After the attempt was stopped by the legislature they examined the voting machines. Sure enough, the fix was already in. Obama, of course, was on the side of the thug.I suspect the same trick was already used by Reid to steal his Nevada election.
Chavez has a real challenger this time around. Henrique Capriles Radonski, young bright and non-stop action is for real and he has made Chavez look old and sick in mind, ideas and sprit. Capriles’s got a shot! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5qIGsYz1EWw&feature=player_embedded
Not to mention he can shuttle in extra military forced from his satellite states. This man is a filthy tyrant. Here is what his state controlled media said about the challenger, Capriles.
“This is our enemy, the Zionism that Capriles today represents ... Zionism, along with capitalism, are responsible for 90% of world poverty and imperialist wars.”
Hmmm. I can see parallels between the Venezuelan media and our own.
Kinda hard to squeak after you've croaked.
Perhaps he can, although most of South and Central America have become less devoted to Chavez than they were a few years ago when he was throwing money at them. He now has far less to toss their way.
Perhaps Cuba or Nicaragua might chip in. Whether Cuba is a satellite of Venezuela or the other way around is questionable, but should el Presidente cease to be el Presidente, Cuba would be among the biggest losers in the region.
If Chavez dies a political death or a real one the Castros will die a real one as the Cuban people revolt. Cuba Libre!
Any hope that he dies, in the most horrific way imaginable??
Your choice for President is:
 Hugo Chavez
 Please torture and kill my family
Start watching the political Cubans in Venezuela. If they start making a move Chavez is in trouble.
Dying of cancer can be very unpleasant; looking at his photos as well as various reports in recent months, that may well be how he will die. As a cancer survivor myself, I would wish that on very few. Chavez is not one of that very few. Also, his death in that fashion would probably cause less "civil unrest" in Venezuela than would any other departure and many more lives than his would be spared.
Looking at recent photos of El Commandante Pocito it's easy to see why Michael Moore doesn't actually *go* to Cuba for health care.
The chances that el Commandante will engage in voter fraud do not exceed one hundred percent; nor do they fall below that.
He hasn’t won the last few times. But he got to count the votes, and he had Jimmy Carter to assure everyone that it was fair.
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