Wednesday, August 3, 2011

It's The Age Of Étienne Tshisekedi (And Ron Paul)

And no, I am not trying to start a firestorm in my comment section on the age of Étienne Tshisekedi. Tshisekedi's campaign for the presidency catching fire in Lubumbashi is the story of the week. Fox news commentator Juan Williams on freedomwatch would exclaim:
"I say this with amazement but it's becoming more and more clear judge, that we are living in the age of Etienne Tshisekedi"

Tshisekedi's groundoperation across Congo looks like a well-oiled machine. Ron Paul's Iowa campaign manager Drew Ivers would say it's:
“among the most sophisticated I have ever witnessed.”
After having met Ban-Ki Moon and a successfull tour of Europe's political capitals, he is now demonstrating his popularity across the DRC territory. Many Congolese in the diaspora are starting to believe Etienne Tshisekedi will win the presidency.

Jason Stearns electoral maps of 2006 illustrate why Joseph Kabila is in deep trouble:

Vital Kamerhe, former president of Joseph Kabila's PPRD, has run off with his story. Does anyone have an example of succesfull political or marketing campaign without a story?

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