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Is the Bolivarian Revolution still Glitter and Gold (or for leftists, Radical and Red)?

One month prior to the election in the United States, another will take place, with a photo finish and big implications.  On October 7th a President will be elected in Venezuela, with the incumbent President Hugo Chavez Frias and the upstart challenger, Governor Henrique Capriles Radonski facing off.  Recently President Chavez said that if he could vote in the US he would vote for Barack Obama.  If I had a vote in Venezuela, I cannot say that I would vote for him in this election. Read more