another none story hitting the presses during this boring campaign which has all the ingredients to be hardhitting but where the audiovisual media are doing everything to kill any debate and explanation that is longer than 20 seconds. I love the US debate about which so many people thought that they were empty marketing but which are very interesting compared to what the journalists are asking here and the politicians are getting as opportunity to tell. (sometimes I think that it is not because the journalist has heard the same arguments and stories and facts already a thousand times before that he or she should censor them away from their readers and viewers who didn't have access to or interest for that information before the elections).
So he is on facebook, verhofstadt and that makes the international news ?
He has 2000 friends as member of a party with thousands more of members and sympathisers (who are mailing or spamming as crazy to get his number of friends as high as possible) and as the leading prominent candidate for the European elections (asking for the vote of millions of voters). And he has only 2000 friends ? I hope he has more votes .....
even more remarkable, the news should not be that he has 2000 virtual friends, no the news should be that he has ONLY a bit more than 2000 friends and that all the facebook hype is more hype than having any impact on this election this time around.