Don´t trust an early call in Pennsylvania tuesday !
On Tuesday November 2, 2004 , the Associated Press called the attorney general race for democrat James Eisenhauer over Tom Corbett, the Republican who would go on to win the governorship two years ago by 9%. Two hours afterwards it became clear that the AP had egg all over their face. Tom Corbett eventually won by 109,000 votes and the DEM conceded at midnight. This was | Read More »
Is Mali the new Afghanistan ?
Al Queda in the Islamic Maghreb is alive and well. Not only that. Two offshoots called Ansar Eddine and The Movement for unity and Jihad in West Africa are also occupying territory in the North of Mali. It seems that there are so many islamic radicals that they all want to be captain instead of merely the crew. Iyad Ag Ghali , the islamist Tuareg leader | Read More »
The Rain in Spain has given the left a pain
A downpour of votes has turned over the reigns of power in Spain to the Center-Right Partido Popular. After more than 7 years of Obama-like progressive programs the leftist Socialist Workers Party has been given the boot! Mariano Rajoy, on his third try obtained the absolute majority with 186 seats in the parliament to go with an ample majority on the senate.The socialists dropped to | Read More »
Sixty is the game changer!
Maybe this should have the title : “RUN RUDY RUN”. In November 2010 the election for the last two years of Hillary Clinton´s senate term was won by the appointee,Kristen Gillibrand, a typical liberal political hack. She bested the underfunded Joe Dioguardi by more than 27 points. At first glance the Republican party should not waste their money to go after the seat in 2012, | Read More »
Who lost Perú ? Obama & Clinton Inc. !
At this moment with 92% of the votes counted, there is a margin of 2.5% for Hugo Chávez clone Ollanta Humala over center-right candidate Keiko Fujimori for the Peruvian presidency. Three factors contributed heavily to this result: 1.The intervention of nobel laureate Mario Vargas Llosa into the picture by endorsing and working for Humala. Everything that Humala stands for is against the stated political principles | Read More »
PERU ELECTION: TOO CLOSE TO CALL!
The last polls are in and show a lead within the margin of error for Keiko Sofía Fujimori over the Hugo Chávez clone, Ollanta Humala , who has benefited by the clandestine flow of millions of petrodollars from his mentor, the Venezuelan tyrant. Yesterday the last debate was held which featured Humala trying to pin the corruption and excesses of the disgraced ex president, Alberto Fujimori | Read More »
PERU ELECTIONS: ROUND ONE FOR HUGO CHAVEZ
Lima, April 11 : Yesterday Perú went to the polls. As expected ,Ollanta Humala, supported by suitcases of petro-dollars ,courtesy of the Venezuelan tyrant,Hugo Chávez, received the most votes. At this moment it appears that after all of the votes are counted that he will have about 31.2 % which is .3% more than he obtained 5 years ago when he was defeated by Alan García | Read More »
DANGER: HUGO CHAVEZ DOUBLES DOWN IN PERU !!!!
Lima, April 4, Everywhere you go you are greeted by the smiling faces of the 5 viable presidential candidates looking down upon you from a forest of billboards along with a plethora of congressional aspirants. Ollanta Humala, bouyed by a huge injection of petrodollars sent to his campaign by his mentor, the tyrant of Venezuela,Hugo Chávez is in first place in the polls. This will assure | Read More »
2011 ELECTION PREVIEW
The last refuge of the Democrat party in the south was the state legislatures. The good ol’ boys and the so-called conservative democrats hung in there, keeping up close contacts with the local gentry and continually declaring their independence from the “liberals” of the national party. But one by one the southern states turned red.On November the 2nd Alabama gave the GOP a 66 to | Read More »
Brazil: The Other Election
It appears that on the 31st of October Brazil is poised to elect Dilma Rousseff, an ex-marxist guerilla and handpicked candidate of President Lula Da Silva. It will be hard for Rousseff to lose as she garnered 46.8% of the votes in the first round of voting.José Serra,the pro US moderate who came in second obtained 32.6% of the vote. Green party candidate Marina Silva, | Read More »
Reflections on Sunday’s elections in Venezuela
Approximately 66% of Venezuelans voted in the legislative elections of September 26th. The Result can best be desribed as a Pyrhhic victory for Hugo Chavez. Despite the fraud and massive gerrymandering which permitted the recintly united opposition to win only 67 of the 160 seats in the national assembly with 52% of the popular vote, The United Socialist party of the Chavistas could not win | Read More »
EHRLICH LEADS O´MALLEY IN MARYLAND
According to a poll taken by Magellan Strategies the Ex Republican governor who was defeated by the present Dem gov by 52 -46 in 2006 now leads by 3 points !
Reid,Pelosi & Obama stab our farmers in the back
The Canadian Senate has just approved it´s Free Trade Treaty with Columbia which is now in the hands of Columbia´s constitutional court for final approval. This treaty means that 98% of Canadian goods will enter into Columbia duty free,but how does this affect our farm exports? Canadian wheat,barley,rye and corn will be exported to Columbia with 0 % customs duty while our exports will pay | Read More »
LANDSLIDE IN COLUMBIA FOR CENTER-RIGHT UNION PARTY
Dr. Juán Manuel Santos won the second round of the Columbian presidential elections with the highest total in the history of his country: more than 9,000,000 votes! His margin of victory over the Green Party´s Antanas Mockus was more than 41%, also a record.Backed by the Conservatrive party,the Radical Change Party and a majority even of Liberal Party members ,5 weeks since the pollsters called | Read More »
Presidential Elections In Columbia: Round One For The Good Guys
Juán Manuel Santos of the center right Union Party obtained a rousing 46.6 % of the vote in sunday´s Columbian presidentrial election. Atanas Mockus of the green party received 21.5% which was goos enough for second place and a ticket to the June 20th final round.The winners: President Alvaro Uribe who backed Santos and the Columbian people; the losers: Venezuelan tyrant Hugo Chávez and the | Read More »
COLOMBIA: Presidential Election Preview
On May 30 the péople of Columbia will go to the polls for round one of a two round battle which will culminate the 20th of June. If no one receives 50% plus 1 on May 30 (and no one will) we are due for a photo finish June 20 between Juan Manuel Santos of the Union Party(Uribista) and Antanas Mockus of the Green party. | Read More »
Hugo Chávez: The enemy within
The resignation of the governor of Lara state from the Chavista United Socialist Party of Venezuela is making waves across the country. Henri Falcón, elected with 74% of the vote left the ruling party but joined a smaller allied party ,the PPT.State legislators and other local officials joined the exodus. Although Falcón was very diplomatic in his resignation letter, Chávez has been furiously attacking Falcón | Read More »
Conservatives Win Congressional Elections in Columbia
The latest results available for the Senate in Columbia shows the 2 most conservative parties receiving the lions share of the votes. With 93.77% of the votes tabulated the Ü¨party of President Álvaro Uribe had 25.17% of the vote and 27 or 28 senate seats. In second place his allies of the Conservative Party received 20.67% of the vote with 22 or 23 senate seats. The | Read More »
Chile: Pass the baton !!!!!
The victory of Sebastian Piñera way down south in the summer heat of Chile surfaces as a harbinger for the victory of Scott Brown up north in the winter of Massachusett´s discontent. All we can say is ¨Sebastian, pass the baton on to Scott from south to north and bring us luck on tuesday.¨ We see the people dancing and celebrating in the Plaza of | Read More »
Conservative Victory in Chile confirmed
Hugo Chávez, call your office! On the 11th of March your worse nightmare will take place. Well, maybe not your very worse nightmare but close to it. Sebastian Piñera will be sworn in as president of Chile.Chile ,with it´s strong military and democratic tradition dating back 20 years weill join with Columbia and Perú to forge a solid opposition to the Venezuelan tyrant. The results | Read More »
Conservative leads early results in Chile
During the last two weeks the center-left government of Chile has pulled out all of the stops to block the path to victory that the center-right Coaltion for Change had in it´s sights. Desperate to avoid a first defeat since elections were resumed 20 years ago after the end of the military government,It now appears that they have failed! Sebastian Piñera, who ran a campaign a | Read More »
The Other Election: Chile Jan. 17
While we are all excited about Scott Brown and his ever increasing chances to doom the donkeyheads on tuesday , Chile votes on sunday. this has turned into a cliffhanger. Conservative candidate Sebastian Piñera leads by a very small porcententage(1.9 to 2.5%) in the polls which is well within the margin of error. The chances of center-left ex president Eduardo Frei were boosted by kowtowing | Read More »
The meaning of the Chilean election
I didn´t have to wait up too late last night to watch the results of the Chilean election on TV Chile here in Lima Perú as there are 2 hours time difference. At 12 O´Clock Santiago time(10 O´Clock in Lima) it was clear that the top two candidates heading into a runoff were Sebastian Piñera(44.05 %) of the Center-Right Coalition for Change and former president | Read More »
Honduras consigns Chávez water boy Zelaya to the ash heap of history.
Before I left Tegucigalpa on Monday two lawyers who accompanied those of us who participted as election observers assured me that the congress would meet on Wednesday to comply with the accord of Guaymuras Tegucigalpa-San José in order to vote on the restitution or no of deposed president Manuel Zelaya until the handover of the government to president elect Pepe Lobo, on January 27. They also predicted that | Read More »
Honduras to Chávez: We win! You lose!
I just returned from Honduras where I worked the elections as an official international observer. The process was clean and transparent. At each polling station there were representatives of all 5 political parties. The Supreme Electoral Tribunal trained directly more than 96,000 citizens so all the rules would be observed and the vote and count would go as smoothly as possible.The voter had to show | Read More »