Roger L. Simon

The Big Pharoah on the Campaign Trail

Cairo blogger the Big Pharoah has a couple of interesting posts on the elections in Egypt. (Scroll down) He writes with cautious optimism of his first brush with a political campaign rally in the Egyptian capital:

Anyway, that convention or campaign rally will never get erased from my memory. It was a clear indication that something is definitely changing in Egypt. My hope is that this spring, no matter how limited it is, will continue and give birth to liberal and progressive entities throughout the coming years. The secular/liberal/progressive entities of Egypt are in deep disarray and weakness and they will never gain strength unless given the freedom to operate and reach out to the masses. I am still at my stand that Mubarak should be given a 5th term, but I definitely welcome such political boat rocking.