Abdalá makes it look easy

One of the most cogent definitions of populism I’ve ever heard is that it seeks to make the business of being a politician look easy. If that is indeed the case, Abdalá Bucaram, erstwhile president of Ecuador, fits the bill. He certainly makes handling a crowd look a good deal easier than the populists who have emerged in his wake in recent years.

An Ecuadorian friend recently showed me this clip of Bucaram in action on the campaign trail three years ago:

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