Hugo Chavez: I'd Vote for Obama

And Obama would vote for me, says Venezuelan president
By Mary Papenfuss,  Newser User
Posted Sep 30, 2012 11:17 PM CDT
Updated Oct 1, 2012 12:34 AM CDT
Supporters of opposition presidential candidate Henrique Capriles gather in a campaign rally in Caracas yesterday.   (AP Photo/Rodrigo Abd)
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(Newser) – Here's something Mitt Romney can probably use: Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez says if he were an American, he'd vote for Barack Obama, whom he describes as a "good guy," reports the Telegraph. And if Obama were Venezuelan, "I think he'd vote for Chavez," he boasted in a television interview yesterday. Chavez might need the help. More than 100,000 people turned out yesterday at a huge rally in Caracas for Henrique Capriles, Chavez's rival in next week's presidential election, reports the BBC. Campaign tension took a tragic turn Saturday when a face-off between Capriles and Chavez supporters ended with two Capriles backers shot dead.

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