30 March 2011

ARGENTINA: Cristina Still Mourning Nestor; Grief...As An Election Strategy.


   "With the 23 October presidential elections looming for Argentina, Fernandez's grief for the loss of her lifelong partner has turned out to have political benefits, rallying backers, drawing sympathy and shielding her from attack even as she rises in the polls.
    No one can doubt Fernandez's pain, but she has maintained a strict mourning far longer than required by modern protocols, and invokes Kirchner's memory in nearly every speech, though rarely by name. She speaks of what "He" would have done, or how "He" would feel to see her so supported.
    Skeptics suggest she is using her mourning to political effect."
   After all it worked...for the Perons.