Elections Updates (1)
A couple of updates to answer some questions we should consider in the current debate ahead of the April 9-10 vote in Italy.
> What prevented Silvio Berlusconi from putting on a career-best performance as a small-screen communicator in the head to head with Romano Prodi?
> What is going wrong with Berlusconi’s campaign, and why?
> What is the biggest challenge Prodi is going to face in the next face off with “the Cavaliere?”
The best answers to the first two questions might be found in an excellent editorial by Pierluigi Battista in yesterday’s Corriere della Sera (in English).
The best answer to the third, in turn, might be hidden somewhere in this New York Times (and IHT) report by Ian Fisher.