Did anyone really expect anyone other than Hugo Chavez to win the Venezuelan presidential election? I know I didn't, although I had hoped that Henrique Capriles Radonski would somehow manage to persuade the Venezuelan people he was a far better choice, considering crime has soared since Chavez took control of the country. With 19,000 murders last year, Venezuela has the dubious honor of being one of the most dangerous countries in the world. And what about the food shortages, which can be blamed on the strict price controls that are part and parcel of Hugo's Bolivarian revolutionary thought? I guess Chavistas don't care, after all the little they do get is cheap, and along with their free apartments why wouldn't they vote for Chavez again? Sound familiar? It's a little like Mitt Romney's "47%" who will vote for Barack Obama for all the free goodies they get.
So, Chavez won by about 54% ( with 1 million plus votes), compared to Capriles' 45%. Capriles did surprisingly well, in spite of a nasty smear campaign against him by Chavez and his goons.
Of course his Hollywood useful tools, including Sean Penn, Benicio Del Toro and Harry Belafonte are elated, and Danny Glover was actually in Caracas to share in the joy.
Venezuela gets six more years of Chavez, so he can totally run that country into the ground like every other socialist/communist country. That is if he lasts that long.
I hope the American people aren't as stupid as the Venezuealans.