A line forms at a polling place in Caracas, Venezuela. Photo Credit: By Howard Yanes -- Reuters
Major U.S. newspaper were full of stories today about what happens when an aroused people decide they want more than just a return to the center.
From the WaPo:
The NYT also reported on the collapse of the right wing parties:
Now I'm not going to claim to know anything deep about Venezuela. Chávez may very well be a demagogue of the first order, but clearly a majority of the people think his populism gives them a better deal than the opposition so applauded by the U.S. Because Venezuela has oil wealth, there is some surplus which Chávez can use to improve the condition of the poor majority. What else is a government for?