Ribbon-cutting Chronicles

In his first speech since being officially annointed dauphin, President-in-waiting Nicolás Maduro was in Mariches, Miranda today inaugurating a cable car.

What stood out for me is that in this 39 second clip, Maduro mentioned Chávez ten times. That’s about one mention of Chávez every 3.9 seconds – not terribly useful when you want to create your own public persona.

With his boring delivery and his nonstop adulation of a ghost … if this guy wins, it’s gonna be a loooong six years.

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