Thursday, June 9, 2011

Headlines from the Debate

Here's is El Universal's take on last night's debate from Mexico State:
But how is that possible, if Ávila has made 6,000 campaign pledges?

This debate, and this campaign really isn't an outlier; I don't have much of a basis of comparison outside of the US, but Mexican campaigns always strike as being very idea-empty. The Democratic primaries hinged on relatively obscure questions of policy like meeting with the leaders of enemy nations and the individual mandate in health care. White papers abound for all candidates. Not that American campaigns are paragons for intellectual exercise, but in Mexico, the bar is a fair amount lower.

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