Fired up

The above video has crappy production values, and its message is just OK. But … watch it, and you can’t deny the sincerity of the message, the optimism and the enthusiasm this young voter feels for Capriles.

It reminded me of something I’ve been perceiving the last few weeks: the surprising level of enthusiasm in hard-core opposition voters. Everywhere I turn, people that didn’t even vote for Henrique in the Primary are positively enamored with the guy.

It’s certainly not a product of his so-so speaking skills, that’s for sure. What I perceive is that the general level of competence, the relentless message discipline, the unerring focus on the forgotten towns of the Venezuelan hinterland and the myriad of unsolved problems this government is leaving behind … that’s what’s driving the enthusiasm.

Because, for the first time in a long time, we have a guy in front of us who knows what he wants to do, and is doing it well.

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