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