A few days ago I wrote about how nobody knows what the MUD is up to these days. To make matters even more confusing, today we hear that Roberto Enríquez, president of COPEI, one of the parties in the MUD, is asking Diosdado Cabello to join them in a transition government.
His elevator speech? “Radical” chavistas should join forces with the MUD and oppose the government … because “socialism” has failed.
Yes, makes total sense.
Look, all power to Mr. Enríquez for wanting to go on Venevisión and promote this idea. Every politician needs their fifteen minutes in the sun once in a while. And the idea of trying to drive a wedge between Diosdado and Maduro is not bad per se. But asking radical chavismo to accept the failure of socialism is a Hail-Mary pass if I’ve ever seen one.
As the opposition continues trying to find the right strategies, individuals inside the coalition will do anything to get attention. The crazier their ideas, the more likely they will end up in Venevisión.
This points to a serious problem inside the opposition. It was bad enough when we were insulting each other, but now … we’re just insulting the public’s intelligence. Something has to be done.
PS.- I’m traveling to Colorado this weekend, so posting will be light the next few days. Enjoy!