Qifa Nabki on the “disparity in rhetorical competence” between March 14 and March 8:
Think about it. Whatever you may think of Nabih Berri, Michel Aoun, Suleiman Frangieh — to say nothing of Hasan Nasrallah, the greatest orator of his generation — is there any doubt that they have a way of connecting with an audience that their opponents simply do not possess?
He has a point. But at the same time, it is my own sense that the March 8 team errs too much on the side of demagoguery. This could come back to haunt them with the moderates (as it did with the last elections).