I am getting really tired of all the facebook updates right now. I get it that losing is hard but shouting ‘fraude’ and proving it with a math equation that a seven year old could do better is not the best thing to do. Black flags with ‘hasta quando’ is not either.
Yes, people got financial support, and every trick in the book was used. But besides that, a lot of supporters showed commitment. Waking up early and getting their neighbours to vote, their cousins, their family. They showed a lot of us what real support for a candidate consist of.
The opposition did a good job, but there is still a lot of work to be done. For instance I know people who always shout how bad Chavez is for the country and who did not even vote.. Also the tricks used by the chavista’s could also be used by the opposition. A large part of the opposition is financially well of, so why not contribute financially to your candidate? A lot of well of chavista’s did.
I think Capriles knows there are bridges that need to be build. He is doing a great job. I was surprised about the phone call between the two camps. Good to see some de-polarization, and kuddo’s to Capriles. I do not know a lot of people who can react like this after being called a faggot.. I do not know what is going to happen in the near future, but it should be interesting to say the least. And no, it is not the end of the world, it is already 14 years like this.