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    Chavez rattled by heart-throb rival

    Chavez rattled by heart-throb rival - Americas - World - The Independent

    The crowds are bigger, his speeches slicker, and Venezuela's young opposition leader, Henrique Capriles, is on a roll in a final, frenzied push to end President Hugo Chavez's socialist rule. With just one week left before the Opec nation's presidential election, the 40-year-old state governor is whipping up crowds like never before, creeping up in the polls and becoming increasingly aggressive in his attacks on Chavez's policies.
    "We've never had a candidate like him," gushes shopkeeper Andrea Gomez, 42, screaming at Capriles like a teenage fan at a pop concert, as the passing politician blows kisses from an open-top cavalcade on the Caribbean coast north of Caracas.
    Capriles has made big inroads among the working class where Chavez has his power-base, but still faces suspicions that he is too much of a rich kid and will end Chavez's popular welfare programmes.
    The 58-year-old incumbent remains a formidable campaigner and has a strong connection with many Venezuelans, especially the poor. Yet while a majority of big pollsters still put Chavez in front, two – Consultores 21 and Varianzas – have Capriles just ahead.
    Striking similarities with our own presidential campaigns.
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    Re: Chavez rattled by heart-throb rival

    I can think of many titles for Mr. Romney, good and bad but heart-throb seems a bit, well, you know, not exactly

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    Re: Chavez rattled by heart-throb rival

    Quote Originally Posted by specklebang View Post
    I can think of many titles for Mr. Romney, good and bad but heart-throb seems a bit, well, you know, not exactly
    Look deeper.
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    Re: Chavez rattled by heart-throb rival

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    Striking similarities with our own presidential campaigns.
    Yes ...very populist campaigns both.

    Obama is a disaster, Chavez is a mini-disaster.

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    Re: Chavez rattled by heart-throb rival

    Quote Originally Posted by Mya View Post
    Yes ...very populist campaigns both.

    Obama is a disaster, Chavez is a mini-disaster.
    What they promote has similarities.
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    Re: Chavez rattled by heart-throb rival

    Quote Originally Posted by American View Post
    What they promote has similarities.
    That's what I said.

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    Re: Chavez rattled by heart-throb rival

    Quote Originally Posted by Mya View Post
    That's what I said.
    Yeah girl!
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    Re: Chavez rattled by heart-throb rival

    Quote Originally Posted by American View Post
    Chavez rattled by heart-throb rival - Americas - World - The Independent


    Striking similarities with our own presidential campaigns.
    How so? We have no PetroCaribe.

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    Re: Chavez rattled by heart-throb rival

    Quote Originally Posted by American View Post
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    Striking similarities with our own presidential campaigns.
    I imagine the results should be similar too.
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    Re: Chavez rattled by heart-throb rival

    Quote Originally Posted by American View Post
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    Striking similarities with our own presidential campaigns.
    Scary isn't it?

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