[Marxism] Re: The right modal verb (re: Lula & polls)

Brian Shannon brian_shannon at verizon.net
Sun Sep 10 20:44:51 MDT 2006

On Sep 10, 2006, at 10:28 PM, Sayan Bhattacharyya wrote:

On 9/10/06, Shane Mage <shmage at pipeline.com> wrote:

> But the Brazilian election is two-stage.  It may well be the Left's  
> "duty" to vote for Lula in the second round--but why give him your  
> first-round vote as against the PSOL?
> Shane Mage

The New York Times says that the PT is worried that the second round  
may be "unpredictable":

"But Mr. da Silva's strategists in the governing Workers' Party worry  
that she will win just enough votes from voters dissatisfied with the  
corruption that has flourished during his administration to force an  
unwelcome and unpredictable mid-October runoff."

  -- New York Times,


Democracy is messy. Sometimes the result is unwelcome and  
unpredictable. Socialists need to fight for their own program as  
embodied in their candidates, but above all to show that they are  
indeed for democracy.


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