An excellent Reuters story on Capriles. Two takeaways from this:
1. Capriles is in a unique position to sell himself as “a listener.” If anything, I think they are not scoring enough with this.
Imagine an ad: “While one candidate talks, and talks, and talks, another candidate wants you to do the talking. He wants to listen to your problems, your concerns, and your ideas on how we can solve this … together … how we can make all Venezuelans progress.”
They should ditch calling his tour a “casa por casa.” A good-ol’ Listening Tour is what they should call this.
2. Capriles is now mentioning Chávez by name? He is going to talk about the President’s cancer? Interesting development. Worth pointing out that he is still not *attacking* Chávez, just talking about him. I guess if you can’t ignore the issue, address it head on. I don’t know if this will be effective, but it sure sounds like there has been a shift.