22 thoughts on “My governor joins the fray

  1. Don’t you just hate the road signs featuring Rosales, DiMartino and now PP? DiMartino even put his face on most intersections on mayor streets when I saw them last over two years ago.

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  2. Sadly the billboard thing has become standard in politics in the last decade. Should be strictly prohibited IMHO.

    I still think this guy has taken a page from the Leopoldo Lopez book, his improvement in public speaking and image is significant, he has a “fresh look”, young politician and made a great speach after the last elections took place, people took notice after this. This zuliano dauphine is everything Rosales is not (at least image-wise), and the best bet UNT has, he´ll still be behind HCR and maybe LLopez as well.

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    • I dunno, I didn´t see any Capriles billboards when I was in Caracas last week. ANd I haven´t seen any Maria Corina, Ledezma, or Leopoldo billboards either.

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      • horrible, isn’t it? it seems as if Venezuelans still just react to the methods Assyrian kings used to employ to get support from their subjects

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      • Capriles is not big on billboards but is on web and other media, kudos to him on that. Ledezma has no budget, Leopoldo has no seat, and MCM is a deputy/senator; these billboards seem to be obviously linked to the executive branch, mayors, governors and ol´ Berrugón…

        BTW, go into Noticias24, this is what I saw:
        Gobierno de Miranda Top banner (with a broken link to http://www.miranda.gov.ve BTW);
        Eveling Trejo, Maracaibo County side ad;
        CICPC mid-banner;
        Gobierno de Carabobo huge mid-banner;

        Is it me, or is this ridiculous?

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        • It’s one thing to advertise the Gobierno de Miranda, quite another to advertise the person of the Governor. There’s a not-too-fine line there.

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          • Read my post again, as a matter of fact, read the whole conversation again…

            I really don´t get it, how did this become about HCR, I simply tried to get across the following points:

            a. Sadly the billboard thing has become standard in politics in the last decade. Should be strictly prohibited IMHO.

            b. PP is an improvement over Rosales, yet still won´t win the primaries.

            c. (On Reply) It is absurd how much is spent on advertising, in one page there were 4 government related banners, which is ridiculous.

            I find it absurd how defensive you can get on the issue when I even praised HCR for not appearing in billboards (=”kudos”)… Sometimes I swear Justicieros can be just as blinded by their passion as Chavistas.

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            • a) You’re implying everyone does it. I disagree.
              b) Advertising spending isn’t the problem per se, or at least not the problem I was pointing out. The problem is using public funds for the promotion of a particular individual or ideology.

              I think my points are valid. It’s not that I get defensive, it’s that we disagree.

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  3. I’ve been away from Maracaibo for a year and a half now. Glad to see PP is keeping the traditions alive… *facepalm*

    Funniest/saddest thing after DiMartino was out of office was seeing all the rojo-rojito buses -which heretofore had his mug plastered on them- sporting suspicious white silhouettes all of a sudden. DiMartino wasted millions putting his face on them, and then our side wasted millions removing it. Only in Venezuela. I’m so turning into one of those immigrants who moves to a more developed country and suddenly realizes just how fucked up his country of origin really is. Just about every conversation I have with my mom back in Maracaibo (I try to call daily) includes a couple “como es la verga???”

    Here in Pittsburgh most billboards feature a certain ambulance chaser and his promise of “getting money for YOU”, but at least my tax dollars don’t pay for those.

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  4. Funny, that people here are giving you a hard time for your supposed devotion to HCR, specially after our lunch on Monday

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  5. Well, I guess you can get all the new faces you want, but the old school of AD politics is still alive and kicking, at least in UNT. I still remember a video posted here, in which PP channeled his inner adeco during a rally.
    Could it be that the problem is not PP, but the people surrounding him? Probably the guy is something entirely different, and the image we have is just the stupid idea of some UNT head honcho suffering the consequences of a severe heatstroke. Who knows…

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