Podcast: Rosales as Bartlett

Quico says: Well, here’s the seriously disturbing audio of part of that Rosales town hall meeting. Rosales is, um, not a natural speaker. But it’s Globo’s comically inept attempt to make him seem less boring by setting his speech to some shlocky Hollywood track that really grabs your attention. There’s something really cringe-worthy about this…

The provocation begins…

Quico says: To understand the next few days, you need to understand one key fact: it’s in the government’s interest to bait the opposition into over-reaching. Provocation is the name of the game. And Plan Colina the Nth is underway: Rosales’s Caracas coordinator’s offices are being raided by the police as I type this.

Primer on Sunday’s election…

Quico says: Well, as usual, my hit-count is going berserk as Sunday’s election draws near. Hello new people! Caracas Chronicles has been around for over 4 years now, and usually caters to a hearty breed of hardcore English-speaking Venezuelan politics junkies. We’ll be trying to write for a broader audience for the next few days,…

Primer on Sunday’s election…

Quico says: Well, as usual, my hit-count is going berserk as Sunday’s election draws near. Hello new people! Caracas Chronicles has been around for over 4 years now, and usually caters to a hearty breed of hardcore English-speaking Venezuelan politics junkies. We’ll be trying to write for a broader audience for the next few days,…

Primer on Sunday’s election…

Quico says: Well, as usual, my hit-count is going berserk as Sunday’s election draws near. Hello new people! Caracas Chronicles has been around for over 4 years now, and usually caters to a hearty breed of hardcore English-speaking Venezuelan politics junkies. We’ll be trying to write for a broader audience for the next few days,…

Final Survey Chart

Quico says: Well, here’s the final survey slide, with the latest Evans McDonough poll added: Click to enlargeAs you can see, I’ve split the Surveys into two groups. Standard methodology surveys – the ones based on in-home, face-to-face interviews – and surveys using alternative methodologies. The standard methodology surveys all give Chavez a big lead.…

Final Survey Chart

Quico says: Well, here’s the final survey slide, with the latest Evans McDonough poll added: Click to enlargeAs you can see, I’ve split the Surveys into two groups. Standard methodology surveys – the ones based on in-home, face-to-face interviews – and surveys using alternative methodologies. The standard methodology surveys all give Chavez a big lead.…