Monday, December 03, 2007

Chavez Defeated in Power Grab

More signs of Leftism in decline around the world. From Yahoo/AP:

Humbled by his first electoral defeat ever, President Hugo Chavez said Monday he may have been too ambitious in asking voters to let him stand indefinitely for re-election and endorse a huge leap to a socialist state.

"I understand and accept that the proposal I made was quite profound and intense," he said after voters narrowly rejected the sweeping constitutional reforms by 51 percent to 49 percent...

"We felt that this referendum would make Chavez president for life, and that's not ever a welcome development," U.S. Undersecretary of State Nicholas Burns told reporters in Singapore. "In a country that wants to be a democracy, the people spoke, and the people spoke for democracy and against unlimited power."

I've written previously that the War on Terror might be the last gasp for liberal ideology which has brought so much chaos and suffering to the World since the 1960's. This is why radicals within socialist regimes such as in Europe, within the Democrat Party, and elsewhere have been so desperate for the defeat of America overseas, and are now themselves in retreat in elections around the world.