Funky things happening in Mexico
. ... Now before proceeding with any profound analysis, let's all agree -- before Danny Glover and Cal Thomas weigh in -- that the definitions of 'right' and 'left' in Mexico have no resemblance whatsoever to what we consider 'right' and 'left' in America. With that said, A.) I don't see any reports of widespread voter fraud, though I absolutely assume there's widespread voter fraud. B.) Check this out about the 'leftist' candidate:
People close to Lopez Obrador say he is assuming the role of his hero, 18th century President Benito Juarez, who led a roving, 'unofficial' presidency from 1863 to 1867 during the French invasion, before driving out the invaders and executing the French-installed Emperor Maximilian.
'Juarez ran the government from a carriage and restored the republic,' said Rosario Ibarra, a human rights activist who frequently shares the stage with Lopez Obrador at his rallies. 'We just hope there won't be any need to shoot anyone.'
OK, let's also agree that what we have here is a classic case of Any Immigration Policy We Adopt Toward Mexico Is Doomed. Choosing between a 19th century crony capitalist and a 19th century crony socialist to form a 21st Century U.S immigration policy is a first-class intellectual bummer. What we need from Mexico is a politically open and economically vibrant nation. We ain't going to get it this time around. ...