While the country speculates on the state of Hugo Chavez’s health and the upcoming presidential election, posters for “Diosdado Presidente” turned up in Caracas’s Avenida Libertador,
Diosdado Cabello (whose name translates as “god-given hair”) is a dyed-in-the-wool Chavista,
president of the National Assembly. Mr. Cabello, a former vice president with close ties to the military and an on-again off-again relationship with Mr. Chávez’s inner circle
Cabello didn’t waste any time in disavowing the posters, claiming that they were put up by the opposition in an attempt to discredit him.
Twitter was aflutter with the topic, including this one from Nelson Bocaranda, saying that the posters originated, not from the opposition, but from vice-president Nicolas Maduro:
RunRun:Afiches de”candidato presidencial” Diosdado Cabello no salieron de la oposiciòn sino de la cancilleria de Maduro.Informe esta listo
— Nelson Bocaranda S.(@NelsonBocaranda) May 25, 2012
My favorite, though, is this one,
El poster dice “Diosdado Presidente” pero se lee claramente “Chávez Season Finale coming soon this fall” yfrog.com/gywhxbjj
— Ed Vill (@edvill) May 25, 2012
The poster says, “Diosdado President,” but it clearly reads, “Chávez Season Finale coming soon this fall”
Trial balloon? Internal infighting?
And the question remains, Who Ordered The “Diosdado For President” Posters?