Whoever wins this really doesn’t matter, because the President of Iran really doesn’t have any power. It’s strange how the MSM pays so much attention to this as if the President of Iran somehow DOES have some power over the country of Iran.
The President does have a bit of power domestically and economically, but in terms of foreign policy and natl secuirty, little, if any.
The real issue though is that the President is a reflection of Khameini and the other mullahs.
They may see dumping Ahmadinejad as a smart move. They could think it would buy them a new lease on life from the US and the EU, that everyone would feel good about Iran, and that any chance at sanctions or whatever would be over.
Mousavi winning would a be a huge boost for Obama, make it look like he toppled Ahmadinejad.
But you’re right that the real power lies with Khameini. Perhaps, though, Khameini has also lost favor and there will be a genuine popular turning to Mousavi, too large to contain.
Not that this Mousavi guy is all taht much different. He seems to just have nicer manners and a better presentation. But on all they key issues, he’s no different.