Today we read that a poll in the US reveals that 20% of Americans believe Obama is a Muslim. OK, I am not going into that one but I am going to draw a parallel with the Venezuelan situation. Chavez has made it a specialty to lie in an outright fashion when he is not twisting the facts ad libitum. And believe me, these days he is setting new records. In fact, I cannot remember the last time I heard Chavez and thought he might be giving us straight talk.
So, the question is, how many people in Venezuela are only too willing to believe the most outrageous bullshitting of Chavez? I am not talking of those that vote for Chavez for transactional reasons (bolsa de comida, un trabajito) I am talking about those that believe in Chavez, hook, line and sinker. This is not a mere idle speculation, I think that pollsters should investigate that. The opposition strategy should target its message an meager resources in such a way as they do not waste them on these people that nothing ever will convince otherwise, until a new messiah comes around.