As I watch this video that summarizes the unadulterated emotion of the Capriles campaign, I keep thinking it has only one real star: the hat.
When Tibisay Lucena demanded Capriles stop wearing the hat emblazoned with the colors of his, of our flag, she was really only reinforcing the basic message of chavismo for the past fourteen years: this is not your country.
That woke people up. They have transformed a simple baseball cap into a symbol of resistance. The CNE gave the Capriles campaign a gimmick it did not have, a fully patriotic one that reinforced their message: this country is for all of us.
If Capriles squeaks out a win, we will look back at Tibisay’s blunder as one of the biggest unforced errors of this campaign.Caracas Chronicles is 100% reader-supported. Support independent Venezuelan journalism by making a donation.